California Fire Victim is Michigan Woman's Brother

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Midland woman says her brother is a man confirmed dead in the California wildfires.
Authorities say 52-year-old Thomas Varshock of Tecate died in the town on the U.S. side of the border southeast of San Diego.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office says Varshock's body was found Sunday afternoon, but details weren't released.
Julie Varshock tells WNEM-TV in Saginaw, Michigan that her brother died trying to save his 15-year-old son. She tells the station her nephew remains hospitalized with burns to 60 percent of his body.
Julie Varshock says her brother was a geologist for the state of California.


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  • by Jodie Location: perry,mi on Oct 23, 2007 at 01:01 PM
    Sorry to hear about your brother and the injuries to your nephew.I hope your nephew can get past all this..Your family is in my thoughts..
  • by Tonia Location: Michigan on Oct 23, 2007 at 11:04 AM
    Sorry to hear about your brother died in that fire. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your nephew. God bless you and your whole family.
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