The bodies of the 19 members of the elite firefighting team the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire have just arrived at the corners office. The bodies were carried in white vans from the fire line near Yarnell, Arizona back through the center of Prescott. On their way through the town the vans passed under a makeshift arch made out of fully-extended firetruck ladders that flew large American flags and drove passed an honor guard as they drove into the parking garage.
The names of the men are expected to be released in a press briefing later today.
You can see the photos of the progression bellow:
All nineteen firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire were members of the Prescott-based Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite team of wildfire specialists. Hotshot teams are like the Navy SEALs of firefighting.Click here to read more