Names of killed Arizona firefighters released

A tribute message for firefighters is displayed on the windows of a coffee shop in Prescott, Arizona. Credit: Reuters
A tribute message for firefighters is displayed on the windows of a coffee shop in Prescott, Arizona.
Credit: Reuters

On Monday evening, the city of Prescott released the names of the 19 men who died in the Arizona fires Sunday.

On Sunday as the blaze swept toward the firefighters, the firefighting “Hotshots” rushed to break out their emergency shelters and take cover under heat-resistant fabric.

When the flames passed, 19 men had died. This is the country’s biggest loss of firefighters in 80 years.

Of the 19 men that died, 14 were young men in their 20s. The men are:

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



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