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Incident Name: following San Diego Complex Fires
Date: 5/21/2014
Personnel: Roger Gonzales
Age: 32
Agency/Organization: CAL FIRE
Position: Firefighter II

Summary: Roger Gonzales, a firefighter with Fresno-Kings Unit of CAL FIRE, was found deceased in his home on May 21, 2014 following days of fighting the San Diego Complex Fires. Cause of death is pending.

Photo of Firefighter Roger Gonzales and tribute photo from CAL FIRE Facebook

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  • Press Release:

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    CA-FKU LODD: CAL FIRE Fresno-Kings Unit Firefighter II Roger Gonzales 32 Years Old [Photo] #CaFire

    LODD: CAL FIRE Firefighter Roger Gonzales

    CAL FIRE Local 2881 is saddened to report that Fresno-Kings Unit Firefighter II Roger Gonzales was found deceased in his home on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

    Brother Gonzales had just returned from fighting the San Diego complex fires. He was only 32 years old. Brother Gonzales served over 8 years of service achieving the rank of Firefighter II and completing the Fire Firefighter Academy on November 16, 2013.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his crew as they grieve this tragic loss.

    Memorial Service

    Please check with Cal Fire Fresno-King Unit by calling (559) 493-4300 for details of Brother Gonzales' services, they will be forthcoming as they are available.

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