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Flags flying at half-staff to honour CYFS firefighter

The Blue Mountains Fire Department, Central York Fire Services, Town of Newmarket are mourning the sudden passing of active Aurora firefighter Mike Scott
Supplied Photo/Central York Fire Services

A former Blue Mountains Firefighter and Collingwood resident and current Central York firefighter died suddenly Sunday morning.

Flags are flying at half-staff at all Central York Fire Services (CYFS) stations in Newmarket and Aurora and all Town of Newmarket facilities to mark the passing of active Aurora firefighter Mike Scott.

“CYFS is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of firefighter Mike Scott,” Chief Ian Laing said in a news release. “Mike served the needs of the Towns of Newmarket and Aurora, and will be greatly missed by his many friends at Central York Fire Services and Blue Mountains Fire Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

After serving seven years with the Town of Blue Mountains Fire Department, Scott came to CYFS in March 2014, assigned to A Platoon at Station 4-3 in Aurora. 

An outpouring of grief, shock and condolences have been posted on the CYFS Facebook page that shared the news yesterday: "It saddens us to report that Brother Mike Scott passed away today. At this time we do not have all the details but will pass them on as we learn more. Mike had worked hard to come back from a terrible accident but was still dealing with the aftermath of that event. Our hearts go out to his Wife Abbey, Son Ryder and Family."

Details for service arrangements are not currently available.