Five white crosses embellish a utility pole on State Road 17 where five brave men lost their lives on their way to respond to a call reporting a house fire on Lake Latonka on Saturday, July 31, 1982, 40 years ago this weekend. The accident occurred close to 12 p.m. (noon). It was the first time that a fireman had been killed in the line of duty since the Plymouth Fire Department (PFD) was formed. They were all volunteers except for the driver who was full time. 

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