A West Virginia Division of Forestry worker died Thursday fighting a wildland fire near Montgomery.
A tree fell on Cody J. Mullens, 28, of Mount Hope at Armstrong Creek, which is off state Route 61 near Montgomery, WSAZ reported.
“Cathy and I are heartbroken by the tragic news of losing one of our own,” Gov. Jim Justice said. “Our state foresters are some of the most dedicated workers in our state, putting their lives on the line to protect our communities from wildfires, and we owe them all, especially Cody, an enormous debt of gratitude.”