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The Yarnell Hill Fire: The Survivors

On the morning of June 30, all 20 members of Prescott, Arizona's Granite Mountain Hotshots headed into the mountains to protect the small town of Yarnell from an advancing blaze. Later that day, every man but one was dead. Lone survivor Brendan "Donut" McDonough.

For the full story, read 19: The True Story of the Yarnell Hill Fire
(Photo: Dan Winters)

On the morning of June 30, all 20 members of Prescott, Arizona's Granite Mountain Hotshots headed into the mountains to protect the small town of Yarnell from an advancing blaze. Later that day, every man but one was dead. Lone survivor Brendan "Donut" McDonough.

For the full story, read 19: The True Story of the Yarnell Hill Fire

Remains of fire shelters, collected by Robert Caldwell’s mother, Linda, at the deployment site

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(Photo: Dan Winters)


The parents of Robert Caldwell, Linda and David Caldwell

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(Photo: Dan Winters)


Amanda Marsh

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(Photo: Dan Winters)


An intact emergency fire shelter

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(Photo: Dan Winters)


Claire Caldwell, who lost her husband, Robert, in the Yarnell Hill fire

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(Photo: Dan Winters)


A Pulaski tool

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(Photo: Dan Winters)


Darrell Willis

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(Photo: Dan Winters)


A destroyed home in Yarnell

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(Photo: Dan Winters)


Brendan McDonough

For the full story, read 19: The True Story of the Yarnell Hill Fire

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(Photo: Dan Winters)

Lead Photo: Dan Winters