Ducey honors 19 firefighters who died in 2013 Arizona fire
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor the heroism of 19 firefighters who died eight years ago battling a wildfire near Prescott.
All but one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew members died on June 30, 2013, while fighting the lightning-caused Yarnell Hill Fire.
A memorial state park was dedicated to the fallen firefighters in 2016 in the area of the wildfire.
In a statement, Ducey said the hotshots defended Arizona communities against the flames without hesitation and “their service remains among the greatest ever known to our state.”