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City of Lancaster Extends Condolences and Support to Palmdale Following Firefighter Tragedy

Post Date:06/14/2024 6:42 PM

Lancaster, CA. June 14, 2024 – The City of Lancaster stands in solidarity with the family and friends of those affected by a fire and resulting explosion this afternoon in our neighboring City of Palmdale. While we await further details, we encourage residents to share their support to our neighboring community during this difficult time.

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic accident, which has claimed the life of a brave firefighter and potentially injured others while they were on duty,” stated Mayor R. Rex Parris. “This heartbreaking event serves as a stark reminder of the dangers our first responders face every day in their mission to protect and serve.”

In times of such profound loss, it is essential to recognize the resilience and strength of our communities. The City of Lancaster stands ready to assist in any way possible, reaffirming our commitment to unity and support. We are reminded that the bonds between our valley are strengthened through shared hardship and mutual respect for the brave individuals who serve and protect us all.

As we await more details about this tragedy, let us stand together in solidarity and remember the invaluable contributions these individuals make to our safety and well-being.

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