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Benefit planned for fallen Cedar City firefighter
Joe Thurston » Man died fighting Arizona fire in June.
First Published Jul 12 2013 04:28 pm • Last Updated Jul 12 2013 06:00 pm

Firefighters in Cedar City plan to honor one of their own who died last month while battling a blaze in Arizona.

The Cedar City fire community will hold a benefit lunch July 20 to celebrate the life of Joe Thurston, who died in June fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.

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Cedar City Fire Marshal Mike Phillips reported Friday that the event will include multiple fire agencies and is designed to support Thurston’s family. It will include a raffle, live music and food, among other things.

The event will take place at Cedar City Park at 3 p.m. Donations can be made to Thurston’s family at Mountain America Credit Union, or by contacting Tina Ekker at 435-693-3774 or Toni Free at 435-592-2135.

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