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Weaver Family Reacts to Charges Stemming from Son's Death

MOXEE, Wash. - KNDO spoke to the family of one of the firefighters killed in the 30-mile fire on Wednesday afternoon to get their reaction on the charges.

Ken Weaver, the father of Devin Weaver, says he has mixed emotions about the charges against his son's former boss.

He says the charges will hopefully keep the forest service accountable for their actions.

He does feel sorry for Ellreese Daniels, who was the crew chief when his son passed away during the fire.

But he also says the charges should warn people about the dangers of getting into the fire service.

"Because by being charged like this, it strips away that blanket of invulnerability that the forest service and its employees have wrapped themselves in for the last 75 years," Weaver said.

Back in 2001, Weaver asked Okanogan County prosecutors to bring charges against Daniels. But they declined to pursue the case further because they couldn't come up with the money to fund the case.

 

 

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