Aerial of Yarnell Hill Memorial procession

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POSTED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 8:02am

UPDATED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 8:02am

A poignant day in Arizona as people paid tribute to the 19 elite firefighters killed battling a wildfire.

Phoenix fire crews helped the town of Prescott, Arizona and surrounding communities as they deal with the tragedy.

White hearses carried members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Team to a public memorial on Sunday.

The Phoenix Fire Department provided escort vehicles from the medical examiners' office on a 100 mile procession to Prescott.

The public paid their respects to the fallen heroes killed last Sunday when the wildfire took a sudden turn.

Fire crews battling the blaze that killed the elite group say the blaze is now 90% contained.

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend a memorial service in Arizona to remember the firefighters on Tuesday.

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