Arizona firefighter's last photo: Andrew Ashcraft texts wife last picture with Prescott 19

YARNELL, AZ - A harrowing image released Tuesday morning offers one last glimpse at the brave firefighters who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.

The photo, posted around 7 a.m. on the Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots page , shows the team looking out over the fire's thick plume of smoke.

The caption reads, " The final photo Arizona firefighter Andrew Ashcraft texted to his wife before dying in the Yarnell Hill fire ."

See more Yarnell Hill Fire photos on abc15.com

Ashcraft and 18 others were killed Sunday while working to contain the now-8,000-acre blaze.

An investigation into the deaths of the hotshot crew began on Tuesday.

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