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Funeral in Zion for fallen Ariz. firefighter

ZION (AP) — Firefighters from at least two states are expected to attend a funeral in northern Illinois for one of the 19 firefighters who died in Arizona last month.

Thursday's funeral for 23-year-old Anthony Rose is being held in Zion.

Rose's cremated remains arrived in Waukegan Wednesday evening, where they were greeted by hundreds of uniformed firefighters and spectators. Tanker trucks shot water cannons as a plane arrived with Rose's remains.

Rose's family lives in the Lake County community of Beach Park.

Rose was killed on June 30 along with other members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots while battling a wildfire north of Phoenix.


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