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LODD: Canadian firefighter dies while battling wildfire

James Hargrave of Walsh fire station died Tuesday night while battling a blaze that forced several communities to evacuate

Duty Death: James Hargrave


By FireRescue1 Staff

ALBERTA, Canada — A firefighter died Tuesday night while fighting a wildfire that forced several communities to evacuate.

Metro News reported that James Hargrave of the Walsh fire station was battling a grass fire that was increased by gusting winds.

 "James was community-minded and joined the fire services to help and protect residents far and near," Cypress County officials said. "He was a great father and will be dearly missed by his wife, children, extended family, friends, neighbors and fellow first responders."

 

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