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Widow weeps as firemen salute fallen comrade

Brenda Phillips sobs on the casket of her husband, Brian, a Los Angeles city fireman who died Wednesday when he fell 60 feet from a ladder.  Hundreds of firefighters paid tribute to Phillips during funeral service Saturday morning in Chatsworth.  Phillips was fatally injured fighting blaze at North Hollywood lumber company.  He worked at station 102, 13200 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys.  He is first city fireman to die in action since June 1974.

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