- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) - A memorial service has been scheduled in northern Nevada for two federal firefighters killed last weekend when their fire truck crashed on the way home from wildfire spotting patrol.

The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday the service remembering 27-year-old Jacob O’Malley and 22-year-old Will Hawkins will be held Tuesday at the Winnemucca Events Complex Exhibit Hall.

A bureau statement says the O’Malley family in Zephyr Cove and Hawkins family in Reno are planning private funerals in their towns.

A 23-year-old firefighting colleague, Zachery McElroy of Reno, is recovering after he was hospitalized for injuries he received in the Sunday crash about 40 miles north of Winnemucca.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says a tire blow-out apparently caused their fire truck to roll over several times. The crash is being investigated.


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