Devin Weaver had turned 21 days before his death July 10. Although an outdoorsman by nature, he had planned to leave Yakima in the fall to pursue an engineering degree from the University of Washington.
Since eighth grade, Devin Weaver had worked for his father's silk-flower manufacturing business in Moxee City, Yakima County. But he longed to be where the action was, and he took a firefighting job three weeks before his death getting paid to be outdoors.
"It points out how fragile your existence really is," said his father, Ken Weaver. "We all think we have everything under control. But the moment something like this happens, your whole life is turned on its end."
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