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More than 600 remember smokejumper at memorial

Smokejumper Mark T. Urban was remembered as a quiet mentor, Friday who carried out his job efficiently without seeking credit. More than 600 people remembered Urban, 40, in a memorial at the National Interagency Fire Center where he was based.

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Tragic fire season reached new extremes we should learn from

This was an tragic fire season that ends sadly here in Idaho with the memorial service today for Bureau of Land Management smokejumper Mark T. Urban at the Interagency Fire Center at 2 p.m. He died a week ago near

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