Phoenix honors 19 fallen firefighters

Credit: AFP

This undated picture provided courtesy of KPHO-TV/CBS-5-AZ.COM shows the Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshot crew of Prescott, Arizona. Eighteen of the 19 victims of the Yarnell Hills wildfire are from the Prescott Granite Mountain Hot Shots, fire officials said.

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 2 at 2:52 PM

PHOENIX -- Fire officials in Phoenix honored the 19 elite firefighters who died while battling a wildfire in Arizona on Sunday. One fire official read the names and ages of the fallen firefighters while a second tolled a bell once for each name. Hundreds of firefighters from throughout Arizona are battling the massive fire near the town of Yarnell. It has burned 13 square miles and destroyed dozens of homes.

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