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Arizona Firefighter Killed While Battling Fires In Australia

Daily Telegraph

An Arizona firefighter is among those killed when an airplane crashed while battling wildfires in Australia Wednesday.   He’s identified as First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson of Buckeye.

Hudson and two other firefighters from the United States were killed.

The other firefighters have been identified as Captain Ian H. McBeth of Montana, and Flight Engineer Rick A. DeMorgan Jr. of Florida.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says specialist investigators were sent to the crash site and a team is working in difficult conditions to recover the victims' bodies.

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday to honor firefighter Paul Hudson