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  • Many fire companies will display tributes in Fourth of July parades this year to the 19 young men killed June 30, 2013, in Arizona fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire.

    Firefighters, very much a part of our civic celebration of independence, are ever mindful of the sacrifice of their own. And in the elite corps of Smoke Jumpers and Hotshots, the blowup that consumed 19 lives in Arizona recalls the 1949 Mann Gulch fire in Montana, when fire turned and took 13 men. The victims were just...