July 2nd, 2013
06:58 AM ET

Out-of-control wildfire in arizona continues to rage

The Yarnell Hill fire north of Phoenix is still burning out of control this morning.

The deadly blaze has consumed nearly 9,000 acres and destroyed more than 200 homes since Friday.

‘New Day” is also learning more about those 19 elite firefighters who lost their lives, bravely trying to hold back the flames. Hailed as heroes, these men were between the ages of 21 to 43 and they all gave their lives, trying to protect their community.

CNN's Stephanie Elam has more from Prescott, Arizona.

Follow along on CNN.com as the story continues to develop.

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