WATCH LIVE: Memorial Service for Prescott Arizona hot shot fire crew

Press Conference regarding fire before memorial

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday evening when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. 

A press conference regarding the Arizona Wildfire is expected at 3:30 p.m (PDT).

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Then, at 4 p.m. (PDT), a memorial service for the fallen Arizona Firefighters will occur.

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The city of Prescott has released the names of the 19 firefighters who were killed in a wildfire. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s.
The victims were 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; GrantMcKee, 21; TravisTurbyfill, 27; Jesse Steed, 36; Wade Parker, 22;
Joe Thurston, 32; William Warneke, 25; and John Percin, 24.

Three former Southern Californians are among 19 members of a Prescott, Ariz., Hotshot firefighting crew killed in a forest fire on Sunday.

The principal and football coach at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School say 2005 graduate Sean Misner is among the fallen firefighters. The 26-year-old Misner leaves a pregnant wife.

Former Moreno Valley, Calif., fire Capt. Michael MacKenzie of Spring City, Tenn., confirms his son Chris also was killed. Chris MacKenzie, a former Hemet, Calif., firefighter, joined the U.S. Forest Service in 2004 and moved to the Prescott Fire Department about two years ago.

And members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department are mourning 21-year-old Kevin Woyjeck, who was the son of veteran county fire Capt. Joe Woyjeck.

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