Red Bluff (CA) Firefighter, 26, Dies Preparing Prescribed Burn

Wildland firefighter Darin Banks of Red Bluff died Friday when a dead tree fell on him.

Banks was assigned to a Type II Initial Attack Hand Crew working to prepare an area for prescribed burning in Tuolumne County, according to Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression where he worked.

He was 26 years old. He leaves behind his 4 year-old son, mother, siblings, grandparents, great-grandparents and many other friends and family members who loved him.

A go-fund me account has been set up to support of Darin’s family. http://tiny.cc/darinbanks

See also  Drone Crash Causes Arizona Wildfire

Topics

Wildland firefighter Darin Banks of Red Bluff died Friday when a dead tree fell on him. Banks was assigned to a Type II Initial Attack Hand Crew working to prepare an area for prescribed burning in Tuolumne County, according to Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression where he worked. He was 26 years old. He leaves behind […]

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

Fire Near Neah Bay (WA) Prompts Evacuations, School Closures

Fire Near Neah Bay (WA) Prompts Evacuations, School Closures

NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire at the far northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula prompted more than 100 people to evacuate neighborhoods in Neah Bay on Thursday, and nearby schools have closed. The fire is burning on the remote Makah Indian reservation near...

Wildfire Burns Part of Southern OH Wayne National Forest

Wildfire Burns Part of Southern OH Wayne National Forest

PEDRO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a 1,300-acre wildfire in Wayne National Forest in far southern Ohio began with multiple small wildfires earlier this week. A statement Thursday from Wayne National Forest said firefighters were working to contain the blaze and urged...