Local Tribute Held For Fallen AZ Firefighters

A special tribute was held in Colorado Springs to honor the nineteen firefighters who were killed in Arizona.

Cimarron Street was lined with firefighters and emergency responders at noon on Monday. They bowed their heads during nineteen minutes of silence; a minute for each life lost.

"It was a chance for those of us who only get to see each other in times of smoke and fire to take a few minutes to recognize each other and the sacrifices we make - it just shows how close of a family we really are,” explained Scott Cambbell, Assistant Fire Marshal with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

A roll call tribute also aired over dispatch. “Today we honor the last alarm for the members of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots now on scene at their final resting place. Their heroism will never be forgotten.”

A memorial service is scheduled to take place in Prescott, Arizona on Tuesday.

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