Three Killed in Cal Fire Helicopter Midair Collision Over Cabazon

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CABAZON (CNS) - Three men were killed in a midair collision between two Cal Fire helicopters over Cabazon while engaged in firefighting operations, eliciting condolences today from the governor and others. "On behalf of all Californians, our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with the loved ones, friends and Cal Fire colleagues mourning the loss of Assistant Chief (Josh) Bischof, fire Capt. (Tim) Rodriguez and pilot (Tony) Sousa,'' Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "This terrible tragedy is a reminder of the dangers our courageous firefighters face daily while working to keep our communities safe. We owe them our deepest respect and gratitude and will always honor their bravery and sacrifices.'' Riverside County Supervisor Manuel Perez, whose Fourth District encompasses Cabazon, said he was sa
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