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Firefighter’s daughter fighting for life after Sunday car accident

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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:02 am

NAMPA — A Nampa firefighter’s 4-year-old daughter is in “extremely critical condition” after a car accident Sunday that sent her and eight others to the hospital.

Firefighter Sarah N. Defur, 31, was traveling with her parents, husband and two children when the accident happened at the intersection of Orchard and Lake avenues Sunday night. Defur’s daughter, Ally, is at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Doug Strosnider, public information officer for Nampa Fire Department, said the entire crew is going through a difficult time.

“We’re used to being able to go out there and get involved and make a difference, and then you roll up and realize it’s someone from your own family,” Strosnider said of the accident.

The department is also working to add a traffic signal or other signage at that intersection, because many people run the stop sign on a regular basis. Strosnider said they have asked for letters of support from the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and other public safety entities.

“We just want to do what we can do and get involved as a department, and we’re looking for some community support with that,” he said.

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