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Court in Yarnell closed due to deadly wildfire

A chain with 19 links hangs locked on the fence outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station, Monday, July 1, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. The chain, left by Slade Graves, has 19 links to signify 19 men linked. Graves said she wanted to give the combination of the lock to the survivor of the team of Hotshots killed by an out-of-control blaze near Yarnell, Sunday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)YARNELL — The Yavapai County justice court in Yarnell is closed due to the wildfire that burned dozens of homes and killed 19 members of a Hotshots firefighting crew from Prescott.

The state courts administrative office says urgent matters normally handled by the Yarnell court will be handled by the justice court in Prescott.

The office says the Yarnell court has accounted for its entire staff but says the condition of the court isn’t yet known.

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