Fire alarm interrupts service for fallen firefighter

CROCKETT, Calif.

The final bell rang for a retired firefighter in Crockett Saturday when a real bell sounded during the service. The firefighters wasted no time slipping gear over their dress clothes then raced to the burning dry cleaners building less than a block away.

Numerous fire crews in town for the service helped fight the flames and evacuate elderly residents from a nearby retirement home. Lint buildup in the historic laundromat is believed to have sparked the two-alarm blaze.

No one was hurt

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