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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (KTLA) — The remains of two Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters killed in an Arizona blaze were flown back to California on Wednesday.


The remains of two fallen Hotshot firefighters were returned to California on Wednesday.

The bodies of Christopher MacKenzie, 30, and Kevin Woyjeck, 21, arrived Wednesday afternoon at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos.

Hundreds of uniformed firefighters and law enforcement officers from several agencies came out to pay their respects.

Cal Fire and the United States Forest Service escorted MacKenzie to a mortuary in his hometown of Hemet, according to a Cal Fire news release.

A memorial service in his honor will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ramona Bowl Ampitheater in Hemet.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department escorted Woyjeck to Long Beach.

A memorial service for Woyjeck was planned for July 19.

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