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Bodies of deceased firefighters removed from scene

March 18, 2011, Listowel, Ont. – Police and dozens of firefighters stood at attention this afternoon as the bodies of two fallen volunteer firemen were removed from a burned dollar store in Listowel.

March 18, 2011
By Command News

March 18, 2011, Listowel, Ont. – Police and dozens of firefighters stood at attention this afternoon as the bodies of two fallen volunteer firemen were removed from a burned dollar store in Listowel.

About 100 members of the public gathered outside the building where 56-year-old Kenneth Rea and 30-year-old Raymond Walter died during a blaze Thursday.

The men died after the roof of the store collapsed during the fire.

Police Constable Kees Wijnand says flags are flying at half-mast throughout the grieving town.

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Politicians including federal Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, Premier Dalton McGuinty and North Perth Mayor Julie Behrns are offering their condolences to the families.


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