Monday, September 1st, 2014

Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot Honored In Southern California Hometown

Chris-MacKenzieOne of the 19 firefighters killed when a windblown wildfire overcame them in Arizona has been eulogized in a memorial service in his Southern California hometown.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports about two-thousand people gathered in Hemet's Ramona Bowl to remember 30-year-old Chris MacKenzie.  He was one of the members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who were killed fighting a wildfire north of Phoenix on June 30th

Friends said he was a lover of the outdoors who had an infectious smile and an "uncanny ability to lighten the mood."

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