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Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo calls the wildfires in Arizona worst disaster in their state's wild land history.

Sunday it claimed the life of 19 firemen, who come from a town of just about 700 people.

"The families are in terrible shock, fire departments are like families and so the entire fire department, the entire area, the entire state is being devastated by the magnitude of this incident," Fraijo said.

Gerald Mishoe, team leader of the Lowcountry's Firefighter Support Team knows the magnitude he's talking about. "It's going to affect the community greatly, we saw that with the Charleston 9," he said.

Until now, the Charleston 9 was the largest loss of firefighters' lives since 9/11.

"They an extended family all over the country with the fire department and then probably hundreds of people in their extended families back at home in their personal families so it's quite a tragedy," Mishoe said.

On the phone Monday afternoon, Audree Lopez, a friend of the victims, said support from around the country is already pouring into Prescott. "The fourth of July is going to be a gloomy time for everybody in Prescott but I feel that the heroes will never be forgotten," she said.

For those friends and family left behind, Mishoe said there are support groups like ours nationwide that can step up to help.

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