Wildland/WUI LODD

Wildfire Kills Firefighter in South Africa

One dead and one seriously burned in Southern Cape   CAPE TOWN, South Africa – One firefighter has been killed and another injured while fighting wildfires that have already claimed four other victims. Independent Media and the African News Agency ...

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Report Highlights Tree Strike in California Tanker Crash

S-2T tanker went down while fighting a fire in the Yosemite National Park   JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just ...

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Falling Tree Kills California Inmate Firefighter

Firefighter Beck succumbed to injuries while working a fire line     California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that an inmate firefighter has died as the result of ...

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USFA: Oregon Smokejumper Succumbs to Injury

Smokejumper had fallen while traveling back from Southeast wildfire   The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Smokejumper Ray Rubio, 52, of the Redmond Smokejumpers – Redmond Air Center, Deschutes National Forest on December 19, 2016. ...

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