Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Arizona on Tuesday to attend a memorial service in the Prescott Valley area for the 19 firefighters killed while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire, according to a senior administration official.
The bodies are currently at a medical examiner's office in downtown Phoenix but will be transferred in a public procession Sunday to Prescott Valley.
The 19 men were members of the Prescott Fire Department's "hotshot" unit, an elite squad that fights wildfires on the front line and sets up barriers to try to stop fires from spreading.
Their deaths marked the deadliest day for firefighters since 9/11.
– CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.