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Ardythe Hope Memorial Service

Memorial services for Senior Firefighter Ardythe Hope, who died from injuries suffered battling a blaze. The funeral marks the end of Hope’s 60-day battle for life, She was hospitalized for her injuries following the blaze. The 48-year-old firefighter had burns on more than 70 percent of her body and was in critical condition for the entirety of her entire time at the hospital.

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