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They were part of an elite squad who confronted wildfires up close, setting up barriers to stop the spreading destruction.
But the inferno blazing across central Arizona proved too much, even for the shelters the 19 firefighters carried as a last-ditch survival too
19 firefighters are dead after battling a fast moving fire in Arizona. 18 of those killed were members of the ‘Hotshots’–an elite firefighting crew from Prescott, Ariz.