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Updated Sep 24, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Yarnell investigation results to be released Saturday

PHOENIX -- Almost three months since the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed, the investigation into the tragedy has been completed.

The Arizona State Forestry Division has announced that the serious accident investigation report of the Yarnell Hill Fire fatalities has been completed. No details have been released.

The official report will be released on Saturday at 10 a.m. during a press conference at Prescott High School.

The Hotshots died in a canyon in Yarnell after being overtaken by fire on June 30. It was the largest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years in the United States.

The fire destroyed more than 100 homes.

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About the Author


Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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