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The Avon Fire and Rescue Service are paying tribute to firefighter Fleur Lombard today, on the 20th anniversary of her death.
The 21-year-old was killed in a supermarket fire in Staple Hill in Bristol in 1996.
Fleur was the only female firefighter to die on duty in peacetime Britain.
Serving and former staff will attend the ceremony where a wreath will be laid at her memorial, and a minute's silence will be held in her memory.
Chief Fire Officer Kevin Pearson explains the poignancy of the service.