Yarnell Fire: Prescott community comes together to watch fire truck procession

PRESCOTT, AZ - There were cheers and tears as people lined the streets of Prescott to watch the fire trucks that carried the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.

The "buggies" as they're called, were escorted in between a procession of other fire trucks as they made their way home to Prescott.

"There's no words for this ... I was just proud, proud of my Anthony," said Adrian Rose, Anthony Rose's uncle.

Rose saluted as the vehicles drove by and said he was there to "see this through" and pay honor.

For the Rose family, the Yarnell Hill Fire took too much. "It took everything from us," said Adrian.

Also among the hundreds that lined the city streets was Wade Parker's father Dan.

A Chino Valley firefighter himself, he choked back tears as he described what it felt like to watch the buggy come home without his son.

"It was extremely difficult. I've been on that buggy with him and those guys and I know where he sat. I just couldn't help but look into the window where he would be sitting at," said Dan.

"It just stirred up a lot of emotions in me knowing that that was the vehicle," said Adrian.

Both families say they are overwhelmed by support.

"There's so much love and support from my brothers, our families and from the community it's just absolutely amazing," said Dan.

"He would have been proud of all these people that came here to honor him," said Adrian.

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