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Dec 13, 2013 9:11 PM by Associated Press

More claims filed in deadly Arizona wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - The owners of seven properties in Yarnell have filed claims against the state, Yavapai County and the city of Prescott over the deadly wildfire last summer in north-central Arizona.

The claims filed Friday seek a total of more than $33 million from the four entities.

In addition, the mother of one of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots added a $12 million claim against the Yarnell Fire District to her earlier claim against the state, city and county. That brings Marcia McKee's total claim to $48 million.

The June 30 Yarnell Hill Fire destroyed more than 115 homes in Yarnell.

The claims state that the public entities in charge of fighting the wildfire "are liable for the injuries and damages that their negligent, careless, reckless, and intentional misconduct caused."

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