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19 Firefighters killed in Arizona

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A wildfire that's killed 19 firefighters continues to burn overnight in a forest northwest of Phoenix.  

It's lighting up the sky above Yarnell, a town of about 700 residents that had already been evacuated.  

The firefighters who were killed were an elite crew, who often hiked for miles into the wilderness with heavy gear to build lines of protection between people and fires.  

Prescott, Arizona's Fire Chief Dan Fraijo says the team had to deploy emergency shelters when "something drastic" happened.

 

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