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Victim of car crash identified as Lake City firefighter

Lake City firefighter Clayton Brandt died after a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday.

A southeastern Minnesota firefighter died in a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday, and now the fire department is asking people to turn their porch lights red to honor him. 

According to a post on the Lake City Fire Department's Facebook page, firefighters, police and EMS responded to a single-vehicle crash involving one of their own at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday. 

They worked to extricate Clayton Brandt, who was then transported to the Mayo Clinic in Lake City. He was then airlifted to the Mayo Clinic St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. 

At 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, Brandt was removed from life support and died shortly after. 

To honor firefighter Clayton Brandt, the fire department asks that residents change their porch lights red to "celebrate his memory and service to Lake City," the post says. 

There's a "limited supply" of red light bulbs available at the fire department if residents can't locate one on their own. 

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