Posted: Sep 1, 2013 12:02 PM by Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department says its first woman firefighter has died of complications from cancer.
A news release says Kathy Wilkerson died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. Her age was not stated.
The department says funeral arrangements are pending for Wilkerson.
She joined the department in 1992 and retired in 1997.