NM Fire Lieutenant Dies of COVID-19

Firefighter fatality

A lieutenant with the NASA Fire Department at the White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has died after contracting the coronavirus, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

While on duty, Lieutenant Edward Vasquez contracted COVID-19 at the fire department. He passed away from the virus on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Lieutenant Vasquez had 14 years of service.

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