Arizona wildfire kills 19 firefighters
Nineteen elite firefighters were killed in a raging Arizona firestorm stoked by record heat and high winds, marking the greatest loss of life among firefighters from a single U.S. wildfire in 80 years.
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Linda Lambert touches the cross displayed for her nephew and Hot Shot Firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, at a makeshift memorial for the 19 firefighters who perished battling a fast-moving wildland fire, outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hot Shot Crew fire house in Prescott, Arizona. Weary crews on Tuesday looked for a break in the weather to gain ground against a fierce Arizona wildfire that has already killed 19 of their fellow firefighters in the worst wildland fire tragedy in 80 years.