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PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- An unofficial memorial in Prescott for 19 elite firefighters killed in June in the Yarnell Hill Fire has been taken down.

Volunteers dismantled the memorial Tuesday outside a Prescott fire station.

Some of the volunteers are local firefighters. They spent a few hours packing up candles, T-shirts, toy fire trucks and other items.

Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo says officials hope to incorporate as many of the items as possible into a permanent memorial.

The 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots died June 30 when winds drove flames into their position in a brush-choked canyon near Yarnell.

The crew was part of the Prescott Fire Department.

In the days afterward, people placed firefighting gear, clothing, flowers and other items outside the station in honor of the firefighters.

Associated Press,

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