Granite Mountain Hotshots Killed in Yarnell Hill Fire Taken Back to Prescott
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The scene was quite a bit different from last week, when their bodies were brought to the medical examiner's office in Phoenix in a stream of unmarked white vans. They left today in a long line of white hearses, and many more people were out to show their support.
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Not only did people gather downtown to see the firefighters leave, but numerous photos uploaded on social media show people gathered on highway overpasses on I-17, as the motorcade heads north, as well as people set up in Prescott, awaiting the firefighters' arrival.
A video of the motorcade on I-17 can be seen below:
UPDATE 5:46 p.m.: Below is a video of the procession going through Peeples Valley, just north of Yarnell, taken by former New Times reporter John Dougherty.
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