Local firefighters give $1,000 to Massachusetts memorial fund

BURBANK -- The Burbank firefighters’ union has contributed $1,000 to a

fund set up for the families of six firefighters who died in a Worcester,

Mass., warehouse fire, the union’s president said.

Burbank Fire Fighters Local 778 approved the donation at its monthly


meeting on Dec. 7, officials said.

The Massachusetts firefighters died the night of Dec. 3 while

searching an abandoned warehouse for homeless people they believed were

inside the burning structure, the Los Angeles Times reported. A homeless


couple suspected of starting the fire has pleaded not guilty to

involuntary manslaughter.

Those interested in contributing to the fund can send checks payable

to Firefighters’ Memorial Fund to Worcester Credit Union, 2 Eastern Ave.,

Worcester, Mass. 01605.