Wildland/WUI LODD

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest, on March ...

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Retardant Drop from 747 Killed Utah Firefighter

Near ground-level release uprooted tree that struck Burchett     By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were ...

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California Bulldozer Operator Killed in Crash

Private contractor was assigned to the North Fire     BLUE CANYON, California – A bulldozer operator was killed on Tuesday in a car crash while assigned to the North Fire in the Tahoe National Forest, according to KTLA 5. ...

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Utah Firefighter Killed after Water Drop

Report states falling tree debris killed battalion chief     By DON THOMPSON and LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter from Utah was killed last week from falling tree debris after a modified airliner dropped thousands ...

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Report: Massive Fire Tornado Enveloped California Firefighter

Initial details of deaths of firefighter and bulldozer operator     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter who died while helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature ...

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