Wildland/WUI LODD

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the Thomas Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Engineer Cory Iverson, 32, of CAL FIRE on December 14, 2017. Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the ...

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Fallen CAL FIRE Firefighter Identified

Engineer is the second wildfire fatality   (FOX 11)   SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how. San Diego-based ...

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Firefighter Killed in Rollover Near California Wildfire

Tender rolled down a grade in Napa County   NAPA, Calif. (KGO) – Officials said a fire crew member died Monday after veering off Oakville Grade Road near a wildfire that was getting dangerously close to wineries in Napa. Cal ...

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Wildfire Growth, Part 1

A danger in the face of climate change   Climate change has produced extreme weather that supports extended wildfire seasons and destructive wildfires. (Photo by Keith D. Cullom/www.fire-image.com.)   Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 7 The projected ...

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USFA: California Battalion Chief Killed in Crash

Chief Helming was returning from the Railroad Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Battalion Chief Gary Helming, 47, of the Los Padres National Forest – Santa Lucis District on August 31, 2017. ...

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Procession Held for Vista Grande Hotshot

California hotshot was killed fighting the Lolo Peak fire   MISSOULA (KTVQ) – A procession for Vista Grande Hotshot Brent Witham was held on Monday at 9 a.m. in Missoula. The procession route began at the Garden City Funeral Home ...

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USFA: Forest Service On-Duty Death

Vista Grande Hotshot killed fighting Montana wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Brent M. Witham, 29, of the U.S. Forest Service on August 2, 2017. Firefighter Brent Witham was struck and ...

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