Government House lowered its flags to half-staff Sunday in honor of V.I. firefighter Dwayne “Yogi” Thomas, one of the 119 firefighters added to the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial this weekend in Emmitsburg, Md.

Thomas, 57, who served 25 years with the V.I. Fire Service, died after driving a fire truck to the scene of a fire in January 2018 at Marley Homes on St. Croix.

— Contact A.J. Rao at 340-714-9104 or email