Obama, McCain Mourn Firefighters Killed in Arizona Wildfire

19 died


A pair of political opponents—President Obama and John McCain—came together Monday to mourn the 19 firefighters who died battling wildfires in Arizona.

"They were heroes," Obama said in a statement, "highly-skilled professionals who, like so many across our country do every day, selflessly put themselves in harm's way to protect the lives and property of fellow citizens they would never meet."