Vermont flags to be lowered to honor Justin Beebe


MONTPELIER, VT. >> Vermont flags are going go to be lowered at state facilities across the state to honor a Vermonter who died while fighting a wildfire in Nevada.

The body of Justin Beebe is due to be returned to Vermont on Tuesday.

State flags will be lowered from Tuesday until Friday.

The 26-year-old Bellows Falls resident was killed Aug. 13 while battling the fire in the Great Basin National Park in Nevada.

Beebe was in his first year with the Lolo Hotshots, an elite U.S. Forest Service crew based in Missoula, Montana.


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