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Local Firefighters Killed in AZ Wildfire Return Home To Southern California

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The bodies of two firefighters with Southern California roots who were killed while battling an Arizona wildfire will be flown back home for a ceremony Wednesday in Los Alamitos.

The "Memorial Ramp Ceremony,'' which was being coordinated in part by the California Fire Foundation's Last Alarm Service Team, will be held at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos for 21-year-old Kevin Woyjeck and 20-year-old Christopher MacKenzie.

MacKenzie, was raised in the San Jacinto Valley, graduated from Hemet High School in 2001.

Woyjeck was the son of Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Joe Woyjeck. He was a former member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Explorer Post 9, and worked with Care Ambulance Service in Southern California.

The two were among 19 firefighters with the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, an elite wildland firefighting unit, who died near Yarnell, Ariz., June 30 in the worst wildland firefighting loss in the U.S. since the 1933 Griffith Park Fire in Los Angeles, where 29 firefighters were killed.

The California Emergency Management Agency and the state National Guard were also coordinating the ceremony.

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