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Washington State Tragedy Highlights Firefighters' Youth, Passion

One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn his master's degree.   Tom Zbyszewski, Richard Wheeler and Andrew Zajac - the three men who died Wednesday when flames consumed their crashed vehicle in Washington state - are typical of the wildland firefighters who start out as fresh-faced college kids making as...

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