Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Fallen California Firefighter

Daniel "Danny" Holmes pirit of adventure and love of the outdoors were the "thread that sewed" his friends and family together.


His spirit of adventure and love of the outdoors were the "thread that sewed" his friends and family together.

It was appropriate, they said, that the sun shone brightly at his funeral procession Thursday morning, in which roughly 150 uniformed firefighters marched through downtown in his memory.

Daniel "Danny" Holmes, 26, was killed Saturday after being struck by the burning top of a 100-foot white fir tree that unexpectedly fell as his team conducted a controlled burn in Kings Canyon National Park in California.

Danny, as his mother, Dee Burke, and his family called him, was part of the Arrowhead Hotshots, a National Park Service elite forestry firefighting squad based at the park.

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