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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:00 pm | Updated: 12:33 am, Sun Jun 29, 2014.

PHOENIX — It was the worst loss of life for U.S. wildland firefighters in eight decades, a tragedy that killed 19 members of a Hotshot crew during an out-of-control inferno in a brush-choked canyon.

The fire prompted a strong sense of unity among everyone involved in the days after the blaze as dignitaries traveled to the site to remember the fallen and a promise to learn from the tragedy.

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