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Candlelight vigil for fallen firefighter set for 8:30 p.m. Friday

Updated: Jun 25

PLEASANTON – A candlelight vigil and memorial walk for a Pleasanton firefighter who died fighting a fire is scheduled for this Friday, June 23, beginning at 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Sixth and Main streets in Pleasanton.

Josh Haynes, 35, died of injuries suffered while fighting a fire that destroyed Carpenter Chiropractic Health Center on Monday night. According to reports, Haynes collapsed in the building, but was quickly rescued by fellow firefighters and taken by air ambulance to KU Med Center, where he later died.

Linn County Commissioner Danny McCullough is organizing the event, and everyone is invited to attend. The group will meet at the Haynes family store and walk a few blocks to the burn site for a moment of silence and sharing memories.

McCullough asks participants to bring a candle, lighter or other light source for the event.

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