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YARNELL Breaking News: Bodies of Firefighters Killed in Arizona Recovered

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The bodies of 19 members of an elite firefighting crew killed after being overrun by an Arizona wildfire have been retrieved from the mountain where they died .Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo now says all 19 were from the Prescott-based Granite Mountain Hotshots.

A sudden wind storm turned an Arizona forest fire into an out-of-control inferno that trapped and killed 19 people, including members of an elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11.

A wildfire that killed 19 members of an elite fire crew trying to help protect homes in a small central Arizona town has quadrupled in size, to 13 square miles.