City releases picture of 19 firefighters killed in wildfire

The City of Prescott has released an image of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, an elite team of 19 firemen, who were killed on Sunday.

The Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, an elite team of 19 firemen, who were killed on Sunday. Credit: Reuters/City of Prescott

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US wildfire '45% contained'

US fire officials have said that a deadly wildfire which claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is now 45 percent under control. The blaze in the state of Arizona has engulfed thousands of acres including large parts of the town of Yarnell.