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A “fill the boot” fundraiser in Nevada County recently raised more than $41,700 for the families of five firefighters killed in the Esperanza Fire in Southern California.

“An incredible amount was collected from the boot drive,” Tahoe National Forest spokeswoman Anne Westling said in a news release Tuesday. “The total is at $41,724.24, with additional donations still coming in.”

Local firefighters stood in shopping center parking lots and intersections throughout the county and collected donations.

The money will go through the Wildland Firefighter Foundation directly to the families of the San Bernardino National Forest Engine 57 crew, which was trying to save someone’s home when crew members were burned in the fire.

– The Union staff

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