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Items left by people paying their respects to the Granite Mountain Hotshots are displayed at a memorial on July 24, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Ariz. Town Divided Over Giving Benefits To Families Of Fallen Firefighters

In the days after a wildfire killed 19 members of an elite firefighting team, the Arizona city where they were based banded together in a series of moving public memorials and tributes, overwhelmingly united in its support of the men and their families.

08/14/2013

A sign reading "Heroes" is displayed on a fence, adorned with mementos, outside of Station 7 on July 3, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

19 Firefighters Killed In Wildfire To Be Returned To Their Home In Ariz. Mountains

Just as they were taken one at a time from the scene of their deaths, 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago will be returned to their home in the Arizona mountains on Sunday.

07/07/2013

Flowers, American flags and mementos adorn the outside fence of Station 7 on July 3, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Officials: Erratic Wildfire Cut Off Hotshot Crew’s Access To Safety Zone

An erratic wildfire driven by ferocious and shifting winds curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a safety zone and creating a death trap that quickly consumed them, two fire officials confirmed Friday based on a map of how the tragedy unfolded compiled by The Associated Press.

07/05/2013

A sign reading "Heroes" is displayed on a fence, adorned with mementos, outside of Station 7 on July 3, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Coroner’s Office: 19 Firefighters Died From Burns, Inhalation Problems In Wildfire

A coroner’s office says 19 elite firefighters killed over the weekend died from burns and inhalation problems.

07/04/2013

Greg Danielson of Prescott looks over the makeshift memorial outside of Station 7 on July 3, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘This Is Our Super Bowl': Prescott To Celebrate Independence Day In Wake Of Deadly Wildfire

Prescott town leaders honoring the deaths of 19 hometown firefighters are retooling the over-the-top celebration that has long made this Old West town the place to be on Independence Day.

07/04/2013

A woman looks at smoke from the Yarnell fire near a roadblock on the road to Yarnell, Ariz., on July 1, 2013. (credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly Arizona Wildfire Now 8 Percent Contained

Fire officials say the Arizona wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is 8 percent contained.

07/02/2013

A plaque engraved with names of the 19 fallen firefighters is mounted on a fence outside of Granite Mountain Hotshots Fire Station 7 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Lone Hotshot Survivor Serving As Lookout During Deadly Wildfire

The lone survivor on an elite Arizona firefighting crew was serving as a lookout and relaying key information to his colleagues when a raging wildfire trapped and killed them, officials said Tuesday.

07/02/2013

File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Unknown How Crew Became Trapped In Wildfire That Killed 19 Firefighters

A sudden wind storm turned an Arizona forest fire into an out-of-control inferno that trapped and killed 19 people, including members of an elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation’s fiercest wildfires. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11.

07/01/2013

File photo of Gov. Jan Brewer. (credit: Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Gov. Brewer: ‘This Is As Dark A Day I Can Remember’

An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation’s fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.

07/01/2013

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