Prescott, Arizona, mourns the loss of 19 elite firefighters killed in the line of duty

AP Photo: Julie Jacobson

AP Photo: Julie Jacobson


The town of Prescott, Arizona is in mourning, as it tries to absorb the deaths of 19 young men. On Sunday, all but one of an entire crew of elite firefighters, known as "The Granite Mountain Hotshots", were killed fighting the deadly wildfire currently raging in Arizona. Lou Beneitone is a retired phys-ed teacher at Prescott High School. He knew three of the men.

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