Procession Today in Ukiah to Honor Fallen Firefighter

Draper Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett

Draper Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett

Press release from the Mendocino Complex agencies:

CAL FIRE Honor Guard and family will be escorting Battalion Chief Matt Burchett from Ukiah to Salt Lake City, Utah. The procession will begin today August 15, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m. at the Eversole Mortuary located at 141 Low Gap Road in Ukiah concluding at the Sonoma County Airport located at 2200 Airport Blvd in Santa Rosa.

The procession route will proceed north on North State Street, to west Lake Mendocino Drive, entering the 101 southbound, taking exit 495B onto Airport Blvd traveling west to the Sonoma County Airport. A link for directions and route can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/DuqBHuRvXUG2

Anyone wanting to view the procession are asked to be in a safe area and line the streets of Ukiah or Santa Rosa along the procession route. Please stay off State Highway 101, law enforcement from multiple agencies will be involved during the procession. Please adhere to any instructions they may have along the route.

Again, we ask for privacy for the family during this difficult time.

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