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New Mexico governor to attend firefighter memorial

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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez plans to attend a memorial service in Arizona for 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago.

A spokesman for the governor said Martinez will travel to Arizona on Tuesday for the memorial in Prescott and then return to New Mexico.

The firefighters were members of the Prescott-based Granite Mountain Hotshots, who recently helped fight the Thompson Ridge wildfire in northern New Mexico that charred more than 37 square miles.

The firefighters were killed when flames overtook them as they fought a wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz.

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