SLIDESHOW: San Francisco firefighters salute fallen heroes 

Hundreds of colleagues, friends and family members attended a vigil and rosary at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Thursday to pay respects to two fallen members of the San Francisco Fire Department.

Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of the vigil.

Firefighter and paramedic Anthony Valerio and Lt. Vincent Perez died from injuries sustained while battling a two-alarm blaze in the Diamond Heights neighborhood last week. It is the first time in over 50 years that more than one firefighter perished while battling a single blaze.

Thousands are expected to attend a funeral Friday and many will go on to participate in the procession from the Cathedral to the Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.

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