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The Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew is shown in this undated handout photo provided by the City of Prescott in Arizona. The elite team of 19 firemen were killed on Sunday in one of deadliest U.S. firefighting disasters in decades as flames raced through dry brush and grass in central Arizona, destroying scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of two towns.
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.)