Prescott sells ex-fire station of Granite Mountain Hotshots

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The Prescott City Council accepted a bid for $362,500 for the Fire Station 7. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Prescott City Council accepted a bid for $362,500 for the Fire Station 7. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PRESCOTT, AZ (AP) -

A fire station that was the former home of the Granite Mountain Hotshots in Prescott has been sold.

The Prescott City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a bid of $362,500 from the Arizona Service Company Inc. for Fire Station 7.

[RELATED: Prescott considers selling slain firefighting crew's station]

Prescott's asking price was $290,000.

The company's bid was the higher of two the city received.

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Nineteen of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013.

[RELATED: Officials to sell station the housed 19 fallen firefighters]

The city gave families of the Hotshots about two months to propose a plan for preserving the station, possibly as a museum.

But no such plan was submitted and the city decided to sell the property to the highest bidder.

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