The Granite Mountain Hotshots

On June 30, 2013, 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed in the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott, Arizona. In May of last year, photographer Jakob Schiller captured the crew working to fight a fire in Catron County, New Mexico.

Christopher MacKenzie, right, and other members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew from Prescott, Arizona, scout a piece of terrain before starting a burnout operation that was meant to help contain the Whitewater-Baldy fire on May 31, 2012. MacKenzie and 18 other members of the Granite Mountain crew died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona on Sunday.
(Jakob Schiller/Wired)
Gila New Mexico Wildland fire

On June 30, 2013, 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed in the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott, Arizona. In May of last year, photographer Jakob Schiller captured the crew working to fight a fire in Catron County, New Mexico.

Christopher MacKenzie, right, and other members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew from Prescott, Arizona, scout a piece of terrain before starting a burnout operation that was meant to help contain the Whitewater-Baldy fire on May 31, 2012. MacKenzie and 18 other members of the Granite Mountain crew died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona on Sunday.

Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots listen to instructions before helping with the burnout operation.

Gila New Mexico Wildland fire
(Jakob Schiller/Wired)


A member of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew watches as the flames take off.

Gila New Mexico Wildland fire
(Jakob Schiller/Wired)


Brandon Bunch waits to refuel his drip torch.

Gila New Mexico Wildland fire
(Jakob Schiller/Wired)


Travis Turbyfill uses a drip torch to try to contain the fire. Turbyfill died in the Yarnell Hill Fire on Sunday.

Gila New Mexico Wildland fire
(Jakob Schiller/Wired)


Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew watch as a whole hill goes up in flames during the burnout.

Gila New Mexico Wildland fire
(Jakob Schiller/Wired)


A member of the Granite Mountain Hotshot on the Whitewater-Baldy fire.

Gila New Mexico Wildland fire
(Jakob Schiller/Wired)


Eric Marsh, right, refuels drip torches. Marsh was also killed on Sunday.

Gila New Mexico Wildland fire
(Jakob Schiller/Wired)


Brandon Bunch, right, listens as the crew determines where they'll move.

Gila New Mexico Wildland fire
(Jakob Schiller/Wired)


(Left to right) Phillip Maldonado, Brandon Bunch, Robert Caldwell, Brady Higgs and Christopher MacKenzie, all members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew. Robert Caldwell and Christopher MacKenzie and 17 other members of the Granite Mountain crew died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona on Sunday.

Read editor Kyle Dickman's response to the tragedy.

(Jakob Schiller/Wired)

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