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Friday, May 23, 2014

LAST ALARM: CALFIRE FKU FFII Roger Gonzales, 32, Died After Returning Home From San Diego Wildfires

California Firefighter Dies After Fighting Wildfire


Roger Gonzales, 32, died at his home after returning home from fighting the San Diego wildfires

Roger Gonzales, a firefighter with the Fresno-Kings Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, died at his home Wednesday after returning from fighting the San Diego fires, department Capt. Ryan Michaels said Thursday.

The Fresno County Coroner's Office will determine the cause of death.

Gonzalez's family has not released much information, including funeral arrangements, Michaels said. No other information was available about how long Gonzales, 32, had worked for Cal Fire.

"We are supporting the family and his crew during this difficult time," he said.

Funeral arrangements are pending

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