Body of local firefighter killed in AZ wildfire returns home

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The body of a firefighter who was killed battling a wildfire in Arizona will return to the Chicago area today.

The body of Tony Rose will be brought to Beach Park tonight, to a hero’s salute.

Members of the local fire department will be among those escorting his body from the airport to the funeral home for services, which will be held in the next few days.

Rose grew up in Beach Park.

He was among 19 firefighters killed battling the wildfire in Arizona a week and a half ago.

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