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Fallen Wake Firefighter To Be Honored Monday

Posted August 1, 2005 7:04 a.m. EDT

— Wake County commissioners will honor a firefighter Monday, who died in the line of service.

In July, 31-year-old Todd Blanchard responded to a call about a burning tree struck by lightning. As the Knightdale firefighter tried to put the fire out, a part of the tree fell and killed him.

Blanchard had two children and was set to marry his fiancee, Allison Miller, later this year.