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.
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 formerNew Times
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