Ohio Forestry Team Member Dies after Crash During Prescribed Burn

20-year-old died after a UTV accident


Selinde Roosenburg. (Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry photo, Facebook)


Wildland Firefighter Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio -The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced that a member of its forestry team died last month after an accident during a prescribed fire, according to WCMH.

Selinde Roosenburg, 20, died March 23 after a utility terrain vehicle accident during a controlled burn at Richland Furnace State Forest.

Roosenburg was a member of the Zaleski State Forest team for a little over a year.

According to ODNR, Roosenburg grew up on a tree farm in Athens County and was a student at Ohio State University.


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