Wildland/WUI LODD

USFA: South Carolina On-Duty Death

Chadwick-Hawkins was assigned a ground ignition operation, utilizing an ATV to conduct the task     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Wildlife Biologist/Wildland Firefighter Angela Nicole Chadwick-Hawkins, 45, of the U.S. Army, Environmental Division/Wildland ...

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Report Released on Death of California Firefighter in Ferguson Wildfire

Captain Brian Hughes was killed while battling the Ferguson Fire in Yosemite     By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A firefighter who was struck and killed by a falling tree during a California wildfire last year ...

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Lightning Caused Wildfire that Killed Firefighters in China

Point of origin found in deadly wildfire     BEIJING (AP) — Lighting sparked a forest fire in mountainous western China last month that killed 27 firefighters and four local helpers in one of the country’s deadliest days for first ...

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Wildfire in China that Killed 27 Firefighters Contained

Changing winds trapped firefighters in a remote area     BEIJING (AP) — Firefighters on Tuesday had contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues, in one ...

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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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At Least 27 Firefighters Killed Fighting Forest Fire in China

Search underway for others missing in Sichuan forest fire     BEIJING (AP) —A fire high in the mountains of western China’s Sichuan province has killed 30 firefighters and others, the government said Monday. The deaths occurred after a change ...

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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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