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Fallen firefighter had Florence ties

Posted: Friday, Aug 23rd, 2013

In addition to being a rancher and firefighter, Hammack was known as one of the best bareback riders in the Northwest. (courtesy photo)

REDMOND ó The miseries of this summerís fires around the very dry state of Oregon hit too close to home this month with the death of another firefighter.

James Earl Hammack, 58, was killed Aug. 1, 2013, while fighting a fire near Sisters, Ore., his hometown. The firefighter was cutting hazard trees near Highway 242 when a burning snag broke and fell on him.

For the complete article see the 08-24-2013 issue.

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