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Waynoka firefighters deaths 'heavy on my heart'


February 10, 2021

Normally, I would be writing about the Legislature, but this week I want to focus on something very heavy on my heart – the tragic house fire that claimed the lives of four people in Waynoka, two of them firefighters.

This was such a rare tragic event that forever changed the lives of so many in this community and the surrounding area.

On Jan. 29, Waynoka Firefighters Taylor Bradford and Lonnie Bolar responded to a fire at the home of James “Jim” Jones. Jones and Mylinda Walker were trapped inside the burning home. When Bradford and Bolar entered, they were killed when the roof coll...

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