Arizona

Gov. Ducey to dedicate memorial park for fallen Hotshots

  • FILE -In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Prescott Wildland Division Chief Darrell Willis touches A Granite Mountain Hot Shots crew shirt draped over a burned cactus, in Yarnell, Ariz. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to dedicate a long-awaited memorial for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in a wildfire three years ago. Ducey will be joined by family members of the fallen firefighters on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at a private dedication of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

    FILE -In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Prescott Wildland Division Chief Darrell Willis touches A Granite Mountain Hot Shots crew shirt draped over a burned cactus, in Yarnell, Ariz. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to dedicate a long-awaited memorial for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in a wildfire three years ago. Ducey will be joined by family members of the fallen firefighters on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at a private dedication of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 28, 2015, file photo, flag-topped shovels with the names of the Granite Mountain Hotshots on their blade were a grim reminder of the loss of life that occurred two years ago as local residents gather for the Remembrance Event of the 2nd Anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire in Yarnell, Ariz. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to dedicate a long-awaited memorial for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in a wildfire three years ago. Ducey will be joined by family members of the fallen firefighters on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at a private dedication of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP, File)

    FILE - In this June 28, 2015, file photo, flag-topped shovels with the names of the Granite Mountain Hotshots on their blade were a grim reminder of the loss of life that occurred two years ago as local residents gather for the Remembrance Event of the 2nd Anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire in Yarnell, Ariz. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to dedicate a long-awaited memorial for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in a wildfire three years ago. Ducey will be joined by family members of the fallen firefighters on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at a private dedication of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 23, 2013, file photo, Deputy State forester, Arizona Forest Division, Jerald Payne, left, and District Forester, Arizona State Forestry, Kevin Boness stand at the site where 19 firefighters died battling an Arizona wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to dedicate a long-awaited memorial for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in a wildfire three years ago. Ducey will be joined by family members of the fallen firefighters on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at a private dedication of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

    FILE - In this June 23, 2013, file photo, Deputy State forester, Arizona Forest Division, Jerald Payne, left, and District Forester, Arizona State Forestry, Kevin Boness stand at the site where 19 firefighters died battling an Arizona wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to dedicate a long-awaited memorial for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in a wildfire three years ago. Ducey will be joined by family members of the fallen firefighters on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at a private dedication of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)  (The Associated Press)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to dedicate a long-awaited memorial for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in a wildfire three years ago.

Ducey will be joined by family members of the fallen firefighters at Tuesday's private dedication of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. The park located two miles south of Yarnell on State Route 89 opens to the public on Wednesday.

The memorial includes a trail that leads to the area where the firefighters died and features individual plaques honoring each of the firefighters.

Nineteen members of the elite firefighting team were killed battling one of the state's most devastating wildfires. Winds shifted and trapped them in a brush-choked box canyon.

The flames also destroyed 127 homes in the Yarnell area.