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Granite Mountain Hotshots Killed in Yarnell Hill Fire Taken Back to Prescott

Granite Mountain Hotshots Killed in Yarnell Hill Fire Taken Back to Prescott
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The bodies of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who were killed a week ago while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire were transported back to Prescott.

The scene was quite a bit different from last week, when their bodies were brought to the medical examiner's office in Phoenix in a stream of unmarked white vans. They left today in a long line of white hearses, and many more people were out to show their support.

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-Granite Mountain Hotshots Not Caught in "Sudden" Storm, as Media Accounts Contend
-Yarnell Hill Fire 80 Percent Contained; Some Evacuations Lifted

Not only did people gather downtown to see the firefighters leave, but numerous photos uploaded on social media show people gathered on highway overpasses on I-17, as the motorcade heads north, as well as people set up in Prescott, awaiting the firefighters' arrival.

A video of the motorcade on I-17 can be seen below:


UPDATE 5:46 p.m. : Below is a video of the procession going through Peeples Valley, just north of Yarnell, taken by former New Times reporter John Dougherty .


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Follow Matthew Hendley on Twitter at @MatthewHendley.


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