Prescott considers selling slain firefighting crew's station

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PRESCOTT, AZ (AP) -

The city of Prescott is considering selling a fire station that housed 19 elite Arizona wildland firefighters who died in 2013.

The Daily Courier reports that relatives of the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighting team are calling on the community to save the station.

The City Council on Tuesday heard from several Hotshot relatives after discussing the possibility of selling "unneeded" city properties to help pay for the city's public-safety pension program.

Hotshot advocates are calling on members of the community to come up with ideas to put the station to use, possibly for wildland training or firefighting education.

The 19 Hotshots died in June 2013 while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire. They were based out of Station 7.

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