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Fort Apache hotshot firefighter found dead on lightning caused Diamond Fire

Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 7:15 pm | Updated: 10:22 am, Tue Jul 26, 2011.

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  • horrifiedmom posted at 9:20 am on Mon, Jul 25, 2011.

    horrifiedmom Posts: 1

    [sad]This is sucha sad situation and I'm sure very sensitive to the Ft. Apache Hot Shots crew and all the people involved. My heart goes out to the family of the deceased fallen warrior. With that said, I was wondering why was he left alone? Shouldn't the crew look out for each others and make sure everyone is accounted for every 1/2 mile, especially with the rough terran. I know its awful situation, but I let this be a reminder to always watch over each others, whether it be at work, or just a family going out hiking. Again, I am truly sorry to everyone involved. May God comfort your hearts and mind.

  • over the hill posted at 10:16 am on Mon, Jul 25, 2011.

    over the hill Posts: 855

    What a sad story. We made it thru the horrible Wallow Fire without a loss of life, (a miracle!) and now this happens. I wonder if the loss was lightning related? My condolences to the family and my thanks for the person's efforts before his passing.

  • LuluAZ posted at 11:54 am on Mon, Jul 25, 2011.

    LuluAZ Posts: 235

    Condolences to his family and fellow firefighters - a tragic loss for everyone.

  • lilsunflower posted at 4:05 pm on Mon, Jul 25, 2011.

    lilsunflower Posts: 4

    [sad] My condolences goes out to the Classays', FORT APACHE HOTSHOTS, FORESTRY PERSONNEL. Its too painful......

  • cassie posted at 5:44 pm on Mon, Jul 25, 2011.

    cassie Posts: 89

    Condolences to all affected.

  • harryZ posted at 1:20 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    harryZ Posts: 238

    So where is the news reporting on this tragic event? I guess a loss of life isn't sensational enough for the news media. Yu would think a loss of life would be worth a tank of gas for the story.

  • Roxanne posted at 10:27 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Roxanne Posts: 1

    Our condolences to the Classay family.


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