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Prescott firefighter families gather belongings near makeshift memorial
Prescott Daily Courier ^ | July 1, 2013 | Joanna Dodder Nellans

Posted on 07/01/2013 3:31:57 PM PDT by CedarDave

PRESCOTT - Family members of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots gathered at the hotshots' station along 6th Street in Prescott late Monday morning to console each other and gather the belongings of their loved ones.

Juliann Ashcraft, wife of fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, was among them. She walked out of the fire station holding her husband's hotshot sweater. She stopped to talk briefly with people gathered in front of the fire station at a makeshift memorial.

About the same time, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett was talking about how his family members saw Juliann Sunday at church in Prescott with her four young children. Bennett was attending a news conference at Prescott High School, and explained he was telling the story only because Juliann already had revealed to the public that her husband Andrew had died.

"She talked about how she worries when he's out on these fires, but he always comes home," Bennett related.

Bennett's family later learned that Andrew was among the dead. "Our hearts are just broken," Bennett said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: prescott; yarnellhillfire
I have family in Prescott. The community is devastated over this tragedy. Prayers for the fallen and their families and condolences to friends and the community.
1 posted on 07/01/2013 3:31:57 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Condolences and prayers...I fear any other words are meaningless right now.

2 posted on 07/01/2013 7:37:21 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

I was so saddened to hear about this horrible accident!

3 posted on 07/01/2013 9:42:54 PM PDT by jayrunner
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