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Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to Shine Bright in 2020

Communities, organizations, landmarks, and fire departments urged to participate in a week-long vigil before America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation In these unprecedented times, where there is much uncertainty, we look for hope and find ...

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Heavy Equipment Operator Found Dead at Oregon’s Archie Creek Fire

Elsbury Jr. had been running a skidder to help protect structures     Wildland Firefighter GLIDE, Oregon – KPIC reports that a heavy equipment operator helping fight the Archie Creek Fire was found dead Friday morning in his vehicle, according ...

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Tanker Pilot Dies in Crash While Fighting Idaho Wildfire

Schill Fire burning near Emmett, Idaho     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died after his single-engine air tanker crashed while he was fighting a small fire in southwestern Idaho Tuesday evening. The Bureau of Land Management ...

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Procession Honors Hotshot Killed in California Wildfire

Morton died while fighting the El Dorado Fire     By AMY TAXIN Associated Press A California firefighter killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles was identified Tuesday as a member of an elite Hotshot ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Squad Boss dies fighting El Dorado Fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Charles Morton, 39, of the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Hotshots, on September 17, ...

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Firefighter Killed in California’s El Dorado Fire Identified

Morton was killed in a fire caused by a gender reveal device     U.S. Forest Service SAN BERNARDINO, California – It is with deep sadness that USDA Forest Service officials on the San Bernardino National Forest announce the death ...

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U.S. Forest Service: Firefighter Died in California Wildfire

Death occurred during the El Dorado Fire     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby’s gender. Earlier: Crews Search for ...

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Montana Hotshot Killed in Crash Leaving Wildfire

Helena Hotshot died in a vehicle accident     Wildland Firefighter MISSOULA, Montana – The U.S. Forest Service has reported that a firefighter from the Helena Hotshot crew, Sarah Madsen, died in a vehicle accident returning home from a fire ...

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USFA: Oregon On-Duty Death

Jones died from injuries sustained in a crash     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Diane Jones, 63, of KL Farms/Fire LLC on August 31, 2020. On Monday, August ...

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Details on Texas Firefighter Killed in California Wildfire

Jones was unable to escape her vehicle     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter from Texas killed battling a wildfire in the Northern California forest was working the fire lines when her truck rolled off a remote backcountry road ...

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