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Prescott Remembers Fallen Hotshots One Year Later

Image: Artist Jenn Winters paints a mural in memory of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew firefighters who died while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire
Artist Jenn Winters paints a mural in memory of the 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew who died while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott in 2013, on the Old Firehouse Plaza in Prescott June 30, 2014. The city recalled the first anniversary of the tragedy with a ceremony and reading of the fallen firefighters' names. NANCY WIECHEC / Reuters

Mourners gathered in the town of Prescott, Ariz., Monday to mourn the 19 hotshots who died while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire a year ago Monday.

The fire, which began June 28 with a lightning strike outside the town of Yarnell, burned 8,400 acres and destroyed 129 structures before it was contained July 10.

The 19 deaths on June 30 were the largest loss of firefighters' lives since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Above: Artist Jenn Winters paints a mural in memory of the 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew who died while fighting the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire.

Image: People gather to honor the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots on the first anniversary of their deaths
People gather to honor the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots on the first anniversary of their deaths, Monday, June 30, 2014, during a ceremony outside the Yavapai County courthouse in Prescott, Ariz. Matt York / AP