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Hobbs: Flags to half-staff to honor Granite Mountain Hotshots

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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs ordered flags in any respect state buildings be flown at half-staff by means of sundown on Friday, June 30, to honor the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died within the 2013 Yarnell Hill Hearth.

“Ten years in the past, our lives ceaselessly modified when 19 males selflessly answered the decision to guard the folks of Yarnell and Peeples Valley. With annually that passes, our admiration for the Granite Mountain Hotshots endures and their reminiscence will ceaselessly reside on,” the Democratic governor stated in a information launch.

The blaze in central Arizona, close to Prescott, resulted within the second biggest lack of life ever amongst U.S. wildland firefighters. The crew have been killed when the hearth swept over them in a field canyon.

“When the Yarnell Hill Hearth struck, the Granite Mountain Hotshots defended Arizona communities in opposition to the flames with out hesitation. They did not shrink back from their duties, and did every part they might to guard these in hurt’s approach,” then-Gov. Doug Ducey stated in a information launch.

People, companies, and different organizations are inspired to hitch on this tribute, in keeping with an announcement from Gov. Hobbs’ workplace.

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