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Friends, family and co-workers help Camp Verde Fire Chief Clayton Young celebrate his retirement during a gathering on Thursday at CVFD. VVN/Bill Helm

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Friend, father figure: Chief Young retires

CAMP VERDE - Clayton Young loved being a fireman so much, he spent 22 years doing it for free.After 39 years on the job, the past four as fire chief, Young retired from the Camp Verde Fire District on Jan. 31.