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Final respects for fallen Peoria Firefighter

PEORIA, Ill. - The Peoria community and fire department will pay final respects to a firefighter who lost his battle with cancer.

Nick Riordan was just 34 years old.

Other agencies are staffing Peoria's fire stations so that Nick's fellow firefighters can attend the visitation.

His friends say he was the same person on and off the clock; a hard worker who always wanted to help others. Nick's positive attitude followed him, even into his sickness.

Nick's visitation takes place tonight at Northwoods Community Church in Peoria from 3 until 9 p-m.

His funeral is tomorrow morning at the Church at 10 a-m.

Nick will be buried in his hometown of Heyworth.

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