Wildland/WUI LODD

CAL Fire Mechanic Killed in Crash

Heavy Equipment Mechanic was assigned to the Carr Fire     REDDING, Calif. (KGO) – Cal Fire officials confirmed a firefighter assigned to battle the Carr Fire burning in Shasta County was killed in a traffic accident. Cal Fire released ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Dozer operator dies while battling Carr Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Bulldozer Operator Don R. Smith, 81, of CAL FIRE on July 27, 2018. Firefighter/Bulldozer Operator Don Smith was operating his ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Captain Hughes was struck by a tree at the Ferguson Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Brian Hughes, 33, of Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks on July 29, 2018. Captain ...

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Falling Tree Kills Firefighter Battling Ferguson Fire

Firefighter was removing fuel from front line     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands more fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California while a ...

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Northern California Wildfire Kills Second Firefighter

Carr Fire is “taking down everything in its path,”     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) — An explosive wildfire raged through several Northern California communities, killing two firefighters and destroying dozens ...

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California Wildfire Claims Dozer Operator

Wildfire near Redding killed operator on the fire line     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) — An explosive wildfire tore through two small Northern California communities Thursday before reaching the city ...

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Lolo Peak Fire Fatality Report

Type 2 Faller fatally struck by a falling snag     The Lolo Peak Fire was detected on July 15, 2017, at approximately 1430 (2:30 p.m.) in a unique section of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The Bitterroot National Forest (Bitterroot NF) ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Varney was working on a ridge to create a fire break     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Equipment Operator Braden Varney, 36, of CAL FIRE on July 14, 2018. Firefighter/Equipment Operator Braden Varney ...

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Crews Retrieve Body of Firefighter in California Wildfire

Heavy fire equipment operator Braden Varney died in steep, rugged terrain     MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park shrouded the popular destination in smoke and left some tourist-dependent businesses hurting Monday, but visitors still ...

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Firefighter Killed Fighting California Wildfire

Dozer operator killed in blaze near Yosemite     By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second-generation California firefighter who was using a bulldozer to prevent a wildfire from spreading was killed Saturday near Yosemite National Park, ...

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