Photo of the Week: Remembering the Granite Mountain Hotshots
A mural honoring the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire was unveiled to mark the 10-year anniversary of the tragedy
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By FireRescue1 Staff
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — The Yarnell Hill Fire was one of the deadliest wildfires ever in the U.S., killing 19 members of an elite central Arizona firefighting crew on June 30, 2013, after flames trapped them in a brush-choked canyon.
Today, 10 years since the tragedy, social media posts honor the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots as the city of Prescott and the town of Yarnell held public events, including the unveiling of a mural located on the side of the Chamber of Commerce building.
- Granite Mountain Hotshots: The firefighting team that died battling the Yarnell Hill Fire