Memorial to Pay Homage to Cedar Fire Victims

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The memorial will stand on the same property of the Lakeside Fire District’s fire station. But make no mistake, Fire Chief Andy Parr said, the memorial is a community project.

“This is not the fire department’s memorial,” he said. “This is the community’s memorial.”

“It really is the community bringing the ideas and design,” he added.

The memorial will honor the 14 people who died and 104 people injured in the devastating blaze that destroyed thousands of homes and properties.

It will include public art, a garden, memorial to the victims and educational information about wildfires.

Construction should be finished in June and a dedication ceremony is tentatively set for Oct. 26.

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