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Deputy fire chief's daughter killed in crash south of Fort McMurray

Last Updated May 6, 2016 at 10:49 am MDT

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It’s tragedy upon tragedy for a Fort McMurray deputy fire chief.

Cranley Ryan lost his teenage daughter while he was battling the blaze.

Emily Ryan has been identified as one of two who died in a car crash on one of the evacuation routes Wednesday.

She was travelling in an SUV with her cousin escaping the flames when it crashed into a transport truck on Highway 881.

Both died on scene.

The firefighter has been relieved of active duty to be with his family.

Our colleague, Pete Petipcoe with Country 93.3 told an incredible story of sacrifice by firefighters to save the Ryans’ home: