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A look back at the Yarnell Hill Fire

It’s been more than 10 years since a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona claimed the lives of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The blaze was ignited by dry lightning on June 28, 2013. Just one of the hotshots on the crew survived—he was posted as a lookout on the fire and was not with the others when the fire overtook them. Yarnell also killed more firefighters than any incident since 9/11.