Somewhere in the mountains of Mariposa, there is a roadside marker which has been placed in the name of CAL FIRE heavy equipment operator Braden Varney. Braden’s life was abruptly taken on July 14 while he battled the Ferguson Fire.
This “gentle giant” is held in high esteem not only for his dedication to fire control, but as a truly kind and caring person in our community.
The marker is placed at the base of a road which he masterfully graded.
There is another sign dedicated to Br...
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