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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Fire Department flags are flying athalf-staff Saturday after the death of Fire Investigator Tom Quesnel, who hadbeen battling cancer.

Quesnel passed away late Friday night. Hisillness was determined to be work related, according to a release from TucsonFire Department. His passing is considered a line-of-duty death.

As a fire investigator, Quesnel investigatedmajor fires throughout the Southwest and often worked with his detection dogs,Sully and Keta.

Quesnel had worked for Tucson fire since1989 and had worked as a fire cause investigator since 1994. He was scheduledto retire at the end of next year.

Memorial service information will be providedin the next few days.  

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