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Remembering the Granite Mountain hotshots five years later

Posted at 12:59 PM, Jun 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-01 01:08:59-04

Saturday marks the fifth year anniversary of the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in Prescott.

June 30, 2013, is one of the darkest days in Arizona history as the Yarnell Hill fire became the deadliest in state history.

The Granite Mountain Hotshot crew was battling the fire when a wind shift sent flames racing toward them, trapping them.

On Saturday, Golder Ranch Fire in Tucson remembers the 19 hotshots. 

RELATED: New center pays tribute to fallen firefighters

The firefighters who lost their lives:

  • Ashcraft, Andrew - Age: 29 
  • Caldwell, Robert - Age: 23 
  • Carter, Travis - Age: 31 
  • Deford, Dustin - Age: 24 
  • MacKenzie, Christopher - Age: 30 
  • Marsh, Eric - Age: 43 
  • McKee, Grant - Age: 21 
  • Misner, Sean - Age: 26 
  • Norris, Scott - Age: 28 
  • Parker, Wade - Age: 22 
  • Percin, John - Age: 24 
  • Rose, Anthony - Age: 23 
  • Steed, Jesse - Age: 36 
  • Thurston, Joe - Age: 32 
  • Turbyfill, Travis - Age: 27 
  • Warneke, William - Age: 25 
  • Whitted, Clayton - Age: 28 
  • Woyjeck, Kevin - Age: 21 
  • Zuppiger, Garret - Age: 27

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