Granite Mountain Hotshots

Associated Press
In this April 12, 2012 photo provided by the Cronkite News, Phillip Maldonado, a squad leader with the Granite Mountain Hotshots, trains crew members on setting up emergency fire shelters outside of Prescott, Ariz. On Sunday, June 30, 2013, 19 members of the Prescott-based crew were killed in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years. The firefighters were forced to deploy their emergency fire shelters - tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and heat - when they were caught near the central Arizona town of Yarnell, according to a state forestry spokesman. (AP Photo/Cronkite News, Connor Radnovich)

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19 firefighters from the elite group known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots were trapped and killed in a wildfire in Arizona on June 30th, 2013.  These file images, of the group based out of Prescott, AZ, are from 2012. (The "hotshots" depicted in these images were not necessarily involved in the latest Arizona tragedy.)

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