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SAFD firefighter dies after battle with esophageal cancer

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SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association remembered one of their own on Saturday.

Veteran firefighter Lt. Max Weltens lost his battle to cancer Friday.

In a Facebook post, the Professional Firefighters Association said he was a "great husband and father who will be greatly remembered and missed."

Weltens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2017. He leaves behind a wife and six children.

After a very brave and lengthy battle with cancer our Brother Max Weltens went home today. Max was a great father and...

Posted by San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association on Friday, July 27, 2018