10,000 porch lights lit tonight to remember the fallen 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots

Over 10,000 homes will have a porch light lit tonight to remember the fallen 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot heroes, who died one year ago today.

The lightning caused fire overran members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew. The fire moved quickly resulting in the 6th largest fire service tragedy in the United States and the deadliest wildfire in the state.

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In anticipation of the anniversary, Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin made six of his seven appointments to the Yarnell Memorial Site Board last week. House Bill 2624 setup the board to oversee the creation of a memorial site for the 19 wildland firefighters.

The six appointments by the Speaker are:
• Former Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo
• Hotshot commander’s widow Amanda Marsh
• Yarnell Fire District Chief Ben Palm
• Yarnell Chamber of Commerce President Chuck Tidey
• Prescott Fire Department Wildland Division Chief Darrell Williams
• Arizona House Representative Karen Fann, as a non-voting advisory member

The Yarnell Hill Fallen:
Ashcraft, Andrew – Age: 29
Caldwell, Robert – Age: 23
Carter, Travis – Age: 31
Deford, Dustin – Age: 24
MacKenzie, Christopher – Age: 30
Marsh, Eric – Age: 43
McKee, Grant – Age: 21
Misner, Sean – Age: 26
Norris, Scott – Age: 28
Parker, Wade – Age: 22
Percin, John – Age: 24
Rose, Anthony – Age: 23
Steed, Jesse – Age: 36
Thurston, Joe – Age: 32
Turbyfill, Travis – Age: 27
Warneke, William – Age: 25
Whitted, Clayton – Age: 28
Woyjeck, Kevin – Age: 21
Zuppiger, Garret – Age: 27