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Firefighters gather in an embrace to a standing ovation during a memorial service July 1 in Prescott, Ariz., for 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew that were killed battling a wildfire.

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Town mourns Ariz. hotshots

Deadly day is worst for firefighters since 2001 PRESCOTT, Ariz. — The firefighters walked down the bleachers in a silent gymnasium full of mourners, their heavy work boots drumming a march on the wooden steps.


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