Arizona wildfire claims 19, including Appalachian alumnus

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Nineteen firefighters died Sunday while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz., including an Appalachian State University alumnus.

Eric Marsh, a member of the Appalachian class of 1992, was one of the fallen firefighters. Marsh, 43, was the superintendent of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew, the group of elite firefighters that fought the blaze Sunday, according to the Jefferson Post.

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