Memorial plans for firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill fire - Tucson News Now

Memorial plans for firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill fire

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Local firefighters from the Tucson area stepped in to help in any way they could after the Yarnell Hill tragedy. 

Firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department went to Prescott, filling in on shifts so that the firefighters there could attend the memorial for the 19 fallen firefighters.

A flag pole currently marks the spot where the crew was overrun by flames.  Authorities are letting people journey to the Yarnell overlook, above the spot where the crew was found, to pay their respects.

It was one month ago that the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed when erratic winds caused the Yarnell Hill fire to overrun them. Just one member of the team survived.

A state-owned cemetery in Prescott is the final resting place for 10 of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.  There will be headstones there for the other nine firefighters as well. 

Designs are in the early stages, but preliminary plans indicate that the headstones will be arranged in a u-shaped pattern with room reserved in the middle for a monument.

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