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Josh Burch Funeral Today in Lake City

6:33 PM, Jun 24, 2011   |    comments
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LAKE CITY, Fla. -- Firefighters from across the state gathered today to bury one of their own.

Firefighter funeral: Josh Burch Memorial Pictures

The funeral service for Josh Burch, 31, starts at 10. He will then be buried at Gateway Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Burch died along with Brett Fulton, 52, Monday while fighting a fire in nearby Hamilton County. Burch was married with two kids.

Fulton will be buried Saturday.

Division of Forestry Chief Jim Karels and Department of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam are among the attendees.

Gov. Rick Scott said he was thinking about the men and their families.

"That's a hard job and they're putting their lives at risk and so you really feel sorry for their families to go through that. We lost six law enforcement officers this year and now we've lost two firefighters and I hope this doesn't happen again. But your heart goes out to those families."

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