LDS man among the 19 firefighters killed in Arizona fire

by | Jul. 02, 2013

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YARNELL, Ariz. — The fire that swept through Yarnell, Ariz., on Sunday claimed the life of Andrew Ashcraft of Prescott, Ariz., a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and one of 19 firefighters who died fighting the blaze.

Ashcraft was part of the 20-member "Granite Mountain Hotshot" crew, an elite group of firefighters who were tasked with digging the fire line and cutting brush to make a fuel break for the Yarnell Hill Fire.

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