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Friday, October 26, 2012

Sixth Anniversary of the Esperanza Fire

Esperanza fire engine 57  Today is the sixth anniversary of the Esperanza arson fire that would ultimately result in the deaths of five United States Forest Service Firefighters. Jason McKay, Jess McLean, Daniel Najera, Mark Loutzenhiser, and Pablo Cerda were killed as their position was burned over by the fast moving flames.

As we find ourselves facing another Santa Ana wind event, we remember their sacrifice as well as how dangerous fire fighting is.  Please join with us in remembering these fallen firefighters and their families.