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19 Arizona firefighters killed while battling wildfire

19 Arizona firefighters have been killed while fighting a wildfire Sunday evening. The group was first reported missing Sunday evening in an area northwest of Phoenix.
Prescott, Arizona (WSYR-TV/CNN) - 19 Arizona firefighters have been killed while fighting a wildfire Sunday evening. The group was first reported missing Sunday evening in an area northwest of Phoenix.

An official with the Prescott Police Department says that they were all members of the city's fire department. The crew was battling the Yarnell Hill wildfire on Sunday when they were first reported missing. It's not clear yet how the firefighters died. No other details about their deaths have been released yet.

The wildfire has spread to more than 1,000 acres, destroyed three homes and forced the evacuation of two communities.
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