Ted Hall, 47, the veteran fire captain who was killed while protecting his fire crew, will be honored during a 10 a.m. memorial service at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12.


Capt. Hall, a 26-year member of Los Angeles County Fire, was a resident of Oak Hills.


Capt. Hall and firefighter specialist Arnie Quinones, 34, died on Aug. 30 when their truck fell 800 feet into a canyon in the outskirts of Palmdale. At the time of the incident, the two were working to protect members of their fire crew camp, who were comprised mostly of prison inmates.


Last week, the Federal Forest Service announced that the Station Fire, which has burned more than 150,000 to day, was caused by arson. As a result, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has begun a homicide investigation.


The largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history, the Station Fire consume more than 76 homes and additional structures. It has cost an estimated $37 million.


According to authorities, Capt. Hall and Specialist Quinones had set a backfire that allowed the inmate fire crew of about 60 to escape a fast-moving wall of fire. The truck plunged down the hill while the two were fleeing the flames.


Last Friday, dozens of people lined Oak Hill Road as a large procession carried Hall's body to his resting place in Victorville.


Capt. Hall is survived by his wife, Katherine, sons Randall, 21, and Steven, 20, and parents, Roland Ray and Donna Marie Hall.


Donations are being accepted in their memory at: F&A Federal Credit Union - "Memorial Fund"; P.O.Box 30831; Los Angeles 90030-9972


Tedmund "Ted" Hall: Account/Member Number 617171.