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Firefighters killed in Arizona fire remembered, mourned

by Sanden Totten | Take Two

Holding on to each other: Firefighters hug during a memorial service Monday in Prescott, Ariz. They were honoring 19 others who died Sunday. Michael Nelson /EPA/LANDOV

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overtook them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11.

Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s, and four were from California. Sanden Totten reports.

(UPDATE: Grant McKee, 21, was the fifth Southern California native to be discovered among the 19 fallen firefighters this Sunday, and the second from Orange County.)

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