Wildland/WUI LODD

Firefighter Killed Fighting Montana Wildfire

Falling tree kills firefighter at Lolo Peak fire   LOLO, Montana – A firefighter was killed on Wednesday afternoon while fighting the Lolo Peak wildfire southwest of Lolo, Montana according to KHQ and Missoula County Sheriff T. J. McDermott. Local ...

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Falling Tree Kills Firefighter in Montana

19-year old firefighter killed by falling tree snag   MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in western Montana. Missoula County sheriff’s officials say ...

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USFA: Inmate Firefighter Succumbs to Chainsaw Injury

CAL FIRE Inmate Firefighter Anaya was injured while clearing brush       The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Inmate Firefighter Frank Anaya, 22, of CALFIRE on July 11, 2017. Inmate Firefighter Frank Anaya was ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Fire Engine Operator Jaros collapsed during a conditioning hike     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Engine Operator William “Bill” Jaros, 38, of the Six Rivers National Forest –  Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River ...

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USFA: New Mexico On-Duty Death

Volunteer firefighter burned during wildfire   The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter John C. Cammack, 74, of the Nara Visa Fire Department on June 22, 2017. On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, while attempting to ...

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New Mexico Firefighter Succumbs to Burns

Nara Visa firefighter was one of two burned fighting brush fires     NARA VISA, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico volunteer firefighter has died after suffering from burns while fighting a fire. Lightning caused several brush fires Wednesday night ...

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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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New Memorial for Granite Mountain Hotshots

Path along hallowed ground honors fallen 19 hotshots   NBC News – Four years after the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history, a memorial has been erected to honor and remember the 19 firefighters who were killed.  

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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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