Rick Lupe

 

 

Age: 43

 

Summary: Arizona firefighter hailed as a hero for his role in saving the eastern Arizona of Show Low from the disastrous Rodeo-Chediski fire during 2002, a fire that burned 469,000 acres, the largest in Arizona history.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries suffered in a May 2003 fire

 

Born: May 18, 1960

 

Died: June 19, 2003

 

Location: Phoenix, Arizona