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.
Antonio Flores, 37, was a private bulldozer operator en route to the command post at the Blue Canyon Airport when he was involved in a crash on Interstate 80 east of Blue Canyon.
During Flores three years as a private contractor helping fight several fires for the U.S Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
He is survived by his wife and four children.
— USFS Tahoe NF (@Tahoe_NF) September 12, 2018