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Local Firefighter Celebrates 25 Years of Fighting Fires

By Kiersten Clifford In October of 1996 wildfires ripped through 35,000 acres of California. Thousands of firefighters scattered across the state to control the fires. Among them was local volunteer firefighter Brian Walther. It wasn’t his first wildfire, nor his last, but it was his biggest. “There’s a kind of adrenaline that comes with wildfires,”

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