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PRESCOTT, Arizona. – The Last at a memorial service in honor of 19 firefighters who died five years ago in Arizona. (all times are local):

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Nineteen firefighters who died five years ago in an Arizona wildfire are honored at a memorial service.

The event is Saturday in Prescott featured bell tolls, and the reading of the names of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died June 30, 2013, after becoming trapped in a brush-choked canyon in Yarnell, northwest of Phoenix.

Only one of the crew members survived.

Since then, monuments have been built around the city. Families have created foundations in honor of the men work. Books and a movie released.

Researchers never exactly determined what led to the men to kill.

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Saturday marks five years since the 19 wildland firefighters died in Arizona.

Prescott is in honor of the men with bell tolls and by reading each of their names. A service also will be held earlier in the day at the cemetery where some of them are buried.

Most of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died on June 30, 2013, after becoming trapped in a brush-choked canyon in Yarnell, about 90 miles (145 km) northwest of Phoenix.

It was the deadliest day for firefighters since Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Since then, monuments have been built around the city. Families have created foundations in honor of the men work. Books and a movie released.

Only one of the crew members survived. Brendan McDonough served as a lookout.

Researchers never exactly determined what led to the men to kill.

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