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Firefighters from Riverside County pay their respects as a casket containing the remains of Christopher MacKenzie arrives in Hemet. MacKenzie, who was from Hemet, was one of 19 firefighters killed last week battling the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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A girl looks at photos of fallen firefighters Christopher MacKenzie, left, and Kevin Woyjeck in Hemet. MacKenzie was from Hemet and Woyjeck grew up in Seal Beach. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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A procession carrying the remains of Christopher MacKenzie travels down Florida Avenue in Hemet.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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People in Hemet pay their respects to Christopher MacKenzie. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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An honor guard from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection carries the coffin of Christopher MacKenzie after its arrival in Los Alamitos. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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A hearse carries the remains of Christopher MacKenzie in Los Alamitos. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Flags and mourners greet a hearse carrying the remains of fallen firefighter Kevin Woyjeck at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Fellow firefighter Christopher MacKenzie’s remains were returned on the same flight.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Family members and friends mourn Christopher MacKenzie. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Loved ones of Kevin Woyjek gather as his casket arrives in Los Alamitos. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Grieving wife
An honor guard presents Juliann Ashcraft, wife of fallen firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, with an American flag during a memorial service in Prescott Valley, Ariz. (David Kadlubowski / European Pressphoto Agency)
Sole survivor
Brendan McDonough, right, the sole surviving member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, hugs Darrell Willis, division chief of the Prescott Fire Department, during the memorial service. (David Wallace / Associated Press)
Paying their respects
A firefighter salutes a family member of one of the fallen firefighters after presenting her with the American flag as two other firefighters wait to present the Arizona flag and a pulaski during a memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters. (David Wallace / Arizona Republic)
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Hotshot crews attend the memorial service in Prescott Valley, Ariz. (Michael Chow / Arizona Republic)
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Photos of some of the 19 fallen firefighters line the front of the stage before a memorial service at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on Tuesday. Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix on June 30. (Michael Chow / The Arizona Republic)
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Former Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters walk past ceremonial firefighter boots and clothing during a memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on Tuesday. Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix on June 30.  (Michael Chow / The Arizona Republic)
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Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo speaks during a memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on Tuesday.  (David Kadlubowski / The Arizona Republic)
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Thousands attend the memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on Tuesday.  (David Kadlubowski / The Arizona Republic)
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A bell is rung for each fallen firefighter during a memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on Tuesday. (Michael Chow / The Arizona Republic)
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Hearses carrying the bodies of 19 firefighters killed last week arrive in Prescott, Ariz., on Sunday during a procession that started in Phoenix. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Firefighters honor the procession as its arrives in Prescott.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Onlookers in Prescott.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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People in Prescott pay their respects as the procession travels through town. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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From left, Bentlee, Hemie, Kaysia and Ryan Sidwell release balloons for the 19 fallen firefighters. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Randy Hartt breaks down at a memorial in Prescott for the 19 firefighters. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Two women console each other at the memorial in Prescott.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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A water-dropping helicopter takes off in the Peeples Valley area, about five miles from Yarnell, where the 19 firefighters died. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Law enforcement members salute the fire vehicles left behind by the 19 members of the Granite Mountain hotshots. Two crew vans and a utility vehicle used by the firefighters were escorted back to Prescott.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Fire crews continue the mop-up operation in the Peeples Valley area.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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The ruins of a Peeples Valley home. Firefighters were aided Wednesday by rain and lower winds, and they were able to partially contain the Arizona blaze. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Thousands of people attend a vigil in the Prescott High School stadium for the 19 firefighters killed Sunday in Arizona. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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A man holds a sign at the community vigil at Prescott High School. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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There were hugs and tears between members of the immediate families during the vigil for the firefighters. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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People pay their respects during the vigil at Prescott High School. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Harry Warneke (back to camera) is comforted by a well-wisher as he visits the Prescott, Ariz., public memorial where his son, William Warneke, and 18 other firefighters were remembered. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Firefighter Kevin Wyjeck is remembered with pictures on the fence surrounding Fire Station 7 in Prescott. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Members of the public have honored the fallen firefighters by decorating a fence surrounding the crew’s headquarters. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Nineteen crosses lean against the fence surrounding Fire Station 7. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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A couple embrace as they look at the memorial fence. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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The firefighters were killed Sunday when flames tearing through the town of Yarnell, Ariz., overtook them. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew mourn their fallen comrades during a memorial service in Prescott, Ariz. Nineteen members of the hotshot crew were killed battling the Arizona wildfire. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew at the memorial service. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Thousands of people turned out for the memorial service. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Claire Caldwell is comforted by her father, Steve Groom. Caldwell’s husband, Robert Caldwell, was one of the 19 firefighters killed. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Louan Heysck of Prescott salutes during the memorial service.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Juliann Ashcraft of Prescott, whose husband, Andrew, was killed battling the Yarnell Hill fire, hugs her father-in-law, Tom Ashcraft, outside Prescott Fire Station No. 7. (David Wallace / Arizona Republic )
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Two men place a sign in front of Prescott Fire Station No. 7 in tribute to the 19 firefighters killed Sunday.  (David Wallace / Arizona Republic )
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Incident Commander Roy Hall answers questions Monday about the fallen firefighters near Yarnell, Ariz.  (David Kadlubowski / Arizona Republic )
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Bernard Carlsen is overcome with emotion as he talks about his escape from the Yarnell Hill fire. Carlsen’s car wouldn’t start and he had to make it out on foot.  (Aaron Lavinsky / Arizona Republic )
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Citizens visit a makeshift memorial outside Fire Station No. 7 in Prescott, Ariz. (Michael Nelson / European Pressphoto Agency)
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A picture of one of the 19 firefighters killed on duty is placed at a makeshift memorial outside Fire Station No. 7 in Prescott, Ariz. (Michael Nelson / European Pressphoto Agency )
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A wildfire burns homes in Yarnell, Ariz., on Sunday. (David Kadlubowski / Associated Press)
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Tanker 910 makes a retardant drop on the Yarnell Hill fire to help protect the Double Bar A Ranch near Peeples Valley, Ariz. (Tom Story / Associated Press)
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Dean Smith watches as the Yarnell Hill fire encroaches on his home in Glenn Ilah near Yarnell, Ariz. (David Kadlubowski / Associated Press)
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This undated picture shows the Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshot crew of Prescott, Ariz. Nineteen firefighters were killed Sunday battling a fast-moving wildfire in Arizona, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in U.S. history, as flames ravaged homes and forced the evacuation of two towns. The firefighters died while racing to contain the Yarnell Hill wildfire about 85 miles north of Phoenix, in what Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called “as dark a day as I can remember.”  ( AFP/Getty Images)
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In a 2012 photo, the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew clears a fire line through the forest. On Sunday, 19 members of the Prescott, Ariz.-based crew were killed. The firefighters were forced to deploy their emergency fire shelters - tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and heat - when they were caught near the central Arizona town of Yarnell, according to a state forestry spokesman.  (Connor Radnovich / Associated Press)
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Homes burn as the Yarnell Hill fire burns in Glenn Ilah near Yarnell, Ariz. The fire started Friday and picked up momentum as the area experienced high temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions.  (David Kadlubowski / Associated Press)
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This still image from video provided courtesy of KPHO-TV / CBS-5-AZ.COM shows smoke rising from raging wildfires in the hills near Yarnell, Ariz. (AFP/Getty Images)
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This still image from video provided courtesy of KPHO-TV / CBS-5-AZ.COM shows fires raging in the hills near Yarnell, Ariz. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Aerial view of the Yarnell Hill fire, near the town of Yarnell, Ariz.  (AFP/Getty Images)
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Firefighters work near a wildfire burning along a ridge in Yarnell, Ariz. (Associated Press)
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