Monday marks one year since 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died in the vicious Yarnell Hill Fire — leaving the city of Prescott, Arizona to mourn and memorialize.
"Nineteen Granite Mountain Hothots were killed and several folks in Yarnell lost their homes." (Via KPHO)
"Lightning sparked the Yarnell fire ... Afternoon thunderstorms and erratic winds shifted direction ... It is the deadliest day for U.S. fire crews since 9/11." (Via KTVB)
There was only one survivor from the crew. As the anniversary approaches, the city has come together to celebrate the lives of those lost, many of whom had young children. Three had children on the way. (Via KPNX)
"We have these children that will not remember the tributes that were given to their fathers in their deaths. When they need to see it, and experience it, it's here for them."
There will be another exhibit on display Sunday at a local hotel.
Other activities on the agenda for Monday include memorial services, a tribute hike and other city ceremonies including an anniversary proclamation that is expected to include a special announcement. (Via City of Prescott)
The memoriam stretches far beyond the affected city. KTVK reports the tragic story has made its way to Hollywood.
But still — there is some business with families and those that lost homes that is being addressed through lawsuits. (Via KEYT)
"Homeowners who their homes are going after 10 insurance companies. saying the companies under-compensated them." (Via KNXV)
The city is asking for volunteers to help out in various positions for the upcoming memorial events.
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