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Monday, July 1, 2013

CAL FIRE Chief Pimlott Offers Condolences to Arizona for tragic and painful loss of 19 firefighters at Yarnell Hill Fire #YarnellHillFire

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Condolences

“On behalf of all Californians, I expressed condolences to Arizona State Forester Scott Hunt today for his state’s tragic and painful loss of 19 firefighters,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, director of CAL FIRE.

“Our thoughts are with the Arizona fire service and the families of the fallen as they struggle to cope with the magnitude of such sacrifice.

 The fire service is bound by our commitment to those we protect and, in that spirit, I offered our assistance during this trying time. We stand ready to help in any way we can should the need arise.”

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