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July 3rd, 2013
05:51 AM ET

The 20th firefighter grieves for fallen colleagues in Arizona – Kyung Lah reports

CNN is reporting some progress on the fire lines in Arizona this morning.

The Yarnell Hill fire is now about eight percent contained. But there is still a long way to go.

As the fire rages, 19 members of Arizona's Granite Mountain Hot-Shots, who died battling the blaze, are being remembered for their bravery. We’re also learning more about the lone survivor and 20th member of that elite firefighting crew.

Kyung Lah brings us that story.

“Assigned to the lookout position, Brendan McDonough had no idea he would be watching the fire that killed his entire crew,” Lah reports “His position was above the team when the winds suddenly shifted.”

Minutes later, the rest of his brothers were lost to the fire. The conditions were so erratic that "firefighters say there was nothing McDonough could do to save his brothers."

Follow along on CNN.com as the story continues to develop.

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