Search for memorial design for Arizona firefighters narrows

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A panel has narrowed down its search for an artist to design a memorial honoring 19 firefighters who died four years ago.

The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Partnership announced Wednesday that three artists have been chosen as semi-finalists to memorialize the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

[ORIGINAL STORY: 19 firefighters dead in Yarnell wildfire]

Two live in Arizona. The third resides in California.

The panel reviewed proposals that were submitted in June from 29 artists.

[RELATED: Arizona remembers deadly Yarnell Hill Fire as Goodwin Fire burns]

The memorial design that is chosen will go in a 400-square-foot (37-square meter) area on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott.

Nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013.

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The deaths were depicted in the movie "Only the Brave," which was released in theaters last month.

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