FALLEN HEROES: Fallen Yarnell Hill Fire crews still remembered, four years later

- Today marks the four-year anniversary of the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history when 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots crew were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.

The blaze, which was sparked by a lightning strike, burned 8,300 acres and destroyed 129 homes.

The Prescott-based Hot Shots got trapped in a canyon when the wind whipped the fire, which suddenly changed directions.

A new state park, which opened at the site in November of 2016, honors the fallen firefighters.

Bells rang 19 times at 4:42 p.m. in Prescott to remember the 19 fallen Hot Shots.

Meanwhile, in Phoenix, one of the buggies used in the Yarnell Hill fire was brought to the Hall of Flame Museum near Van Buren and Priest. The buggies were sold by the City of Prescott, after the hot shot crew was disbanded. The buggie will be on display in Phoenix, until the City of Press finds a permanent location for it.

The second buggie will be displayed at a firefighting museum in Southern California.

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