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LA County Fire Releases Names of 2 Killed in Line of Duty
Officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department released the names of the two firefighters who lost their lives in the Station Fire earlier today. Captain Tedmund “Ted” Hall, 47, and 35-year-old Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo ”Arnie” Quinones went over the edge of a mountainside road south of Acton as they were overrun by the fire while driving a vehicle. Hall, a 26-year veteran of the department, lived in San Bernardino and Quinones, of Palmdale, served for eight years. "This accident is tragic," said Captain Mike Bryant with difficulty at a press conference earlier today. "This is a very diffcult time for Los Angeles County Fire Department and the men and women that serve day in, day out." Funeral arrangements are pending and information relating to services will be made available in the near future.