Pablo Cerda, 23, Fifth Firefighter Dies of Burn Injuries from the California Wild Fires


Another hero has passed. The sad news being reported is that Pablo Cerda, the fifth firefighter who received burns over 90% of his body from the California wild fires has died. Earlier this week four of his fellow fire fighters died battling the wild fires, now Pablo Cerda has passed as well. God bless your soul and rest in peace.

A fifth U.S. Forest Service firefighter died of burns suffered when an engine crew was overrun by a Southern California wildfire blamed on arson, authorities said late Tuesday.

Pablo Cerda, 23, of Fountain Valley, died at 5:08 p.m. at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, said Jeanne Wade Evans, the San Bernardino National Forest supervisor, at a press conference outside the hospital. (Fox News)


Posted October 31, 2006 by
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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Pablo Cerda, 23, Fifth Firefighter Dies of Burn Injuries from the California Wild Fires”

    1. kpg on November 1st, 2006 12:03 am

      Truly an American hero.

      May God hold hi in the palm of his hand

    2. Mortella on November 1st, 2006 12:53 am

      I pray for the repose of his soul and that he will come to dwell in the presence of God. I truly hope he did not suffer as many burn victims do. May those responsible for this fire come to know the white heat of justice for their actions.

    3. MIss-Underestimated on November 1st, 2006 9:02 am

      How sad, Pablo a true hero for all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with him, I know God is welcoming him home.

      Pablo’s family should be proud of thier son, a true hero.

    4. joe bear on November 1st, 2006 12:44 pm

      Another true hero ,lost because of someone stupidity.I will pray for him.Joe

    5. Kimmy on November 1st, 2006 12:46 pm

      So Sad. God speed Pablo. My prayers are with his family and friends. I hope those responsible are found.

    6. Scared Monkeys on November 2nd, 2006 3:05 pm

      [...] Person of interest, Raymond Lee Oyler, will be charged with five counts of first-degree murder, 11 counts of arson and 10 counts of use of an incendiary device for his involvement in the Esperanza wildfire that killed initially four firefighters and then a fifth one who suffered from burns over 95% of his body.  Investigators interviewed Raymond Lee Oyler on October 27, 2006 and served a search warrant on his Beaumont residence Monday. There is no reason why prosecutors should not seek the death penalty for the deaths of five heroic firefights. This was a deliberate act of arson, life in prison is too good for someone who would knowingly and willfully set fires that would affect so many people’s lives and cause death. [...]

    7. Ajlouny on November 8th, 2008 11:43 am

      It’s a sad thing when a true hero dies because of someone else’s error. My thoughts and prayers are with the families.

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