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Families of Firefighters Josh Burch, Brett Fulton Thank Community, Set up Memorial Funds

5:34 PM, Jun 27, 2011   |    comments
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LAKE CITY, Fla. -- Two firefighters killed while fighting the Blue Ribbon fire were buried last week and their families have now reached out to thank the community for its support.

Josh Burch, 31, of Lake City, and Brett Fulton, 52, died while fighting the Blue Ribbon Fire in Hamilton County, according to a statement from the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Burch was buried Friday; Fulton's funeral was on Saturday.

PICTURES FROM THE FUNERAL

Their families have set up memorial accounts for the two firefighters and expressed their gratitude today through a statement from the Suwannee Forestry Center:

The families of Brett Fulton and Josh Burch would like to thank the community for their kind thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss in our lives.  The loving words and generous donations provided to our families have shown us all how deeply loved and respected our sons, husbands and fathers were in this community. Your support is appreciated more than we can possibly express at this time of grief.

Memorial accounts have been set up at Sun State Federal Credit Union for both Brett and Josh. Cash Donations can be accepted at any branch location for the Brett Fulton Family or the Josh Burch Family.

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