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Funeral Procession for Vermont Firefighter Killed in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A funeral procession will be held in Las Vegas for a federal firefighter from Vermont who was killed by a falling tree while battling a wildfire near the Nevada-Utah line.

The U.S. Forest Service announced the 10 a.m. procession for Wednesday in honor of 26-year-old Justin Beebe of Bellows Falls, Vermont.

Beebe died Saturday fighting the blaze at Great Basin National Park, about 200 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

He was a member of the Lolo Hotshots based in Missoula, Montana, one of the Forest Service’s elite crews who man the front lines of the most dangerous wildland blazes across the West.

The procession will start from the Davis Funeral Home in Las Vegas to the North Las Vegas Airport.

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