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(PRESCOTT, Ariz.) — A memorial service was held on Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

The 19 hotshots were trapped in a canyon and overtaken by flames while attempting to battle the fire. On Monday, the town of Prescott remembered those lost, ringing 19 bells in their memory and reading out their names.

The fire began on June 28, 2013. When the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed on June 30, 2013, it marked the largest loss of firefighter lives in the U.S. since the attacks of 9/11.

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