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Updated Dec 23, 2013 - 1:32 pm

AP: Deaths of Yarnell hotshots top Arizona story of 2013

On a sweltering day in late June, lightning set off a wildfire near the town of Yarnell. It wasn't a huge fire, but powerful, shifting winds soon turned it into a deadly inferno for a team of Prescott firefighters. The story of the loss of 19 firefighters was the biggest in Arizona in 2013, but it had lots of competition in a year that produced a scandal over child welfare, a salacious murder trial in Phoenix and more fights over the immigration tactics of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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