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Wife of Cedar City fire fighter dies in Las Vegas shooting

CEDAR CITY – A third person with ties to Utah has been confirmed as among the dead from the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Heather Alvarado, from Cedar City, has been confirmed as one of the victims killed in the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.  She was the wife of volunteer fire fighter, Albert Alvarado.  This has public safety workers in Cedar City at a loss for words.  Police Sergeant Jerry Womack says, “We all know each other and work together.  So, it’s been a real tragedy for everybody.”

The police were informed by the city’s fire department that the Alvarados were in Las Vegas for the concert.  Womack says, “As soon as they found out Albert was down there, the [fire] chief sent several of his personnel to be with him.”  Those other fire fighters were with Alvarado when he was informed of his wife’s death.

Womack says, “There’s a fund set up at State Bank of Southern Utah that the fire fighters opened up for Albert and his family.”  Plus, a GoFundMe account has been set up.  The description reads, “Heather is a wife, mother, sister friend and so much more. Heather took her family to Las Vegas to go to a concert and to get away. Heather is always the first to help out; she is always so welcoming. Anyone she comes across, she makes them feel like family.”