The Junta de Castilla y León has decreed official mourning in the Community on Monday for the death this Sunday in the late afternoon of a brigade member, who was trapped by fire in Ferreruela de Tábara, in a fire that was declared this Sunday afternoon in Losacio (Zamora).

The Castilian-Leon Government has lamented the death in act of service of Daniel Muñoz Varas, a worker in the public fire operation when he was doing extinction work in the Losacio fire, province of Zamora.

The regional Executive has expressed its condolences to the family and friends of the victim for the sad event and has declared official mourning on Monday.

The president of Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, has assured on Twitter that he is “overwhelmed by the death in act of service of this brigade member” and has conveyed his “affection and total support” to his family and colleagues.

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has also expressed through social networks his sorrow and affection for the family and colleagues of the brigade member and has thanked the work of those who fight in front of the fire without rest.

The deceased is Daniel Muñoz Varas, born in 1959 and a resident of Ferreras de Abajo (Zamora), who leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

The mayor of Ferreras de Arriba and former mayor for two decades of Ferreras de Abajo, Gregorio San Pedro, has conveyed his condolences to the family of the brigade member and has highlighted that the deceased was a great person and very athletic, since he frequently made journeys cycling 50 and 60 kilometers a day.

He has also highlighted his ability to work, since when he was mayor of Ferreras de Abajo he had him hired through employment plans, although on top of that he has underlined the great person he was.

The deceased was a hoseman from a brigade that acted in the fire when he was trapped by the flames, while his companions were able to leave hastily.

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