Firefighters Killed In Station Fire To Receive Posthumous Medals Of Valor

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(credit: AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

(credit: AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two firefighters who died when their truck plunged off a road during last year’s massive wildfire in Los Angeles County will receive posthumous medals of valor.

They’re among 27 firefighters, law enforcement officials and civilians who’ll be honored Friday night in Sacramento by the California State Firefighters’ Association.

County fire Capt. Tedmund Hall and Spec. Arnaldo Quinones died in August 2009 after their truck plunged 800 feet off a dirt road near their firefighting camp in Angeles National Forest.

They were the only firefighters killed battling the 250-square-mile Station Fire, which burned 89 homes in the foothills northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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