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Granite Mountain Hotshots ID’d: Names & Photos of 19 Fallen Heroes

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A sign posted outside of the Prescott, Arizona, firehouse.

The 19 firefighters who gave their lives battling a horrific blaze in Yarnell, Arizona have been named by loved ones on the memorial Facebook page.

Granite Mountain Hotshots: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

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.

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The lightning-sparked wildfire was aided in spreading by high heat, shifting winds and low-humidity. The blaze, which is currently ongoing, has spread to cover around 2,000 acres. The group were known as the “Granite Mountain Hotshots” and they were considered the Navy SEALS of firefighting. The elite group trained for years to earn the title of “Hotshots” and would often hike miles toward a fire with up to 40 pounds of gear on their bodies. The group’s website shows the guiding statement for the crew was:

Problem solving, teamwork, ability to make decisions in a stressful environment and being nice are the attributes of our crewmembers.

Here are your heroes…


Andrew Ashcraft, 29

Andrew Ashcraft Firefighter Granite Mountain Hotshot Arizona Yarnell

Andrew Ashcraft and his family. (Facebook)


Robert Caldwell, 23

Robert Caldwell, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Robert Caldwell, 23, was one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell HIll Fire outside Prescott, Arizona.

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Travis Carter, 31

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Travis Carter, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Travis Carter, 31, was one of the elite firefighting crew Granite Mountain Hotshots who died on Sunday fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.

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Dustin Deford, 24

Dustin Deford Firefighter Granite Mountain Hotshots Yarnell, Arizona.

Dustin Deford, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Dustin Deford, 24, was named as one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in Yarnell, Arizona in one of the deadliest wildfires in American history.

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Chris MacKenzie, 30

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Chris Mackenzie. (Facebook)

Chris MacKenzie, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Chris MacKenzie is one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a troop of firefighters who were killed in Arizona battling massive blaze that has engulfed Yarnell Hill.

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Eric Marsh, 43

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Fallen firefighter Eric Marsh (WSOCTV)

Eric Marsh, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Eric Marsh, 43, was the founder and the oldest member of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots, who were killed Sunday in a wildfire in Arizona on Sunday.

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Grant McKee, 21

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Grant McKee in 2009 Via Jason Soifer/The Daily Courier

Grant McKee, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

One of the brave Granite Mountain Hotshots killed trying to save the town of Yarnell, Arizona from a deadly forest fire was 21-year-old Grant McKee.

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Sean Misner, 26

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Sean Misner at his wedding Via Facebook.

Sean Misner, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Sean Misner is one of the brave Granite Mountain Hotshot who died on Sunday trying to fight the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.

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Scott Norris, 28

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(Facebook)

Scott Norris, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Scott Norris, of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is described as always having a smile on his face.

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Wade Parker, 22

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(Facebook)

Wade Parker, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Wade Parker is one of the 19 firefighters that lost their lives to the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona on Sunday.

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John Percin, 24

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(Screenshot via KATU)

John Percin, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

John Percin, 24, was one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives to the Yarnell Hill fire on Sunday.

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Anthony Rose, 23

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Anthony Rose, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Anthony Rose was one of the youngest members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the Yarnell Hill fire on Sunday.

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Jesse Steed, 36

Jesse Steed Granite Mountain Hotshots 1

In this photo provided to Renton Patch by his brother, police officer Cassidy Steed, Jesse Steed is pictured with his wife, Desiree, and their children, 4-year-old Caden and 3-year-old Cambria.

Jesse Steed, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jesse Steed, 36, was the captain of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and a former Marine. He died with his 19 fellow firefighters battling a wild blaze.

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Joe Thurston, 32

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Screenshot via KUTV.

Joe Thurston, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

One of the 19 elite 'Hotshot' firemen that died on Sunday was Utah native Joe Thurston, 32. Thurston and his comrades died trying to fight the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire.

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Travis Turbyfill, 27

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Travis Turbyfill, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Travis Turbyfill was 27 years old when he died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. Turbyfill was a Granite Mountain Hotshot, a Marine, and father of two.

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William Warneke, 25

Billy Warneke, Yarnell Hill Fire

William Warneke, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A massive wildfire tragically took the lives of 19 firement in the Yarnell Hill area of Arizona on Sunday. William Warneke, 25, was one among them.

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Clayton Whitted, 28

Clayton Whitted, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Prescott native Clayton Whitted, 28, was one of the brave firefighters who died in Arizona on Sunday. He was a proud member of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots.

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Kevin Woyjeck, 21

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A photo of firefighter Kevin Woyjeck, held by his grandmother, Delores Woyjeck. (Facebook)

Kevin Woyjeck, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

One of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire was 21-year-old Kevin Woyjeck, a fire captain's son originally from Seal Beach, California.

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Garret Zuppiger, 27

Garret Zuppiger, Fallen Firefighter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Garret Zuppiger, the funny guy of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, died on Sunday trying to prevent the spread of the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.

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