Shuttle service offered for Hotshots memorial park visitors

The return of the Granite Mountain Hotshots' "buggies" to Prescott drew a large crowd July 4, 2013, honoring the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire. The buggy is the crew's mode of transportation to and from fires and acts as a mobile command post/work station for the team while they are at base camp.

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The return of the Granite Mountain Hotshots' "buggies" to Prescott drew a large crowd July 4, 2013, honoring the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire. The buggy is the crew's mode of transportation to and from fires and acts as a mobile command post/work station for the team while they are at base camp.

YARNELL (AP) – A shuttle service is now temporarily available to take visitors from a church parking lot in the Arizona community of Yarnell to a nearby memorial park honoring 19 firefighters killed in a 2013 wildfire.

The shuttle is an answer to constraints posed by the small size of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park's existing hillside parking lot 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) southwest of Yarnell along State Route 89.

Arizona's parks system says the shuttle service from the Assembly of God church will run every half-hour from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.