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The Latest: a meeting with Governor fallen firefighters’ family members

YARNELL, Ariz. – The Latest on the dedication of a memorial for 19 Arizona firefighters killed in a 2013 wildfire (all times are local):

9:45 pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he spoke with the families of some of the 19 fallen firefighters at the site of a memorial, where she died in 2013 in a wildfire.

Ducey says the site, and an almost 3 km of track, that to him will be dedicated Tuesday, is a fitting tribute.

The governor and his family members have gathered at the trailhead for a ceremony at the dedication of the trail and 320-acre memorial site.

The memorial park near the town of Yarnell opens to the public on Wednesday.

The elite fire team made the camps one of the most devastating forest fires. Wind shifted and trapped in a brush-choked box canyon.

The flames also destroyed 127 homes in Yarnell area.

12:20 pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to dedicate a long-awaited memorial for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in a forest fire three years ago.

Ducey will be joined by family members of the fallen firefighters on Tuesday the commitment of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. The park is located two miles south of Yarnell on State Route 89 opens to the public on Wednesday.

The monument includes a path that leads to the area where the firefighters died and features individual plaques honoring each of the firefighters.

Nineteen members of the elite fire team were killed fighting one of the most devastating forest fires. Wind shifted and trapped in a brush-choked box canyon.

The flames also destroyed 127 homes in Yarnell area.

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