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Fallen Utah Firefighter Known for Wildfire Experience

Burchett and three other firefighters were struck by a tree     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow ...

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Utah Firefighters Remember Battalion Chief Killed in Wildfire

Burchett was struck by a tree while fighting the Mendocino Complex fire     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to ...

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Utah Firefighter Killed Fighting Mendocino Complex Fire

Six firefighters have died in California wildfires     LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he ...

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CAL Fire Mechanic Killed in Crash

Heavy Equipment Mechanic was assigned to the Carr Fire     REDDING, Calif. (KGO) – Cal Fire officials confirmed a firefighter assigned to battle the Carr Fire burning in Shasta County was killed in a traffic accident. Cal Fire released ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Dozer operator dies while battling Carr Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Bulldozer Operator Don R. Smith, 81, of CAL FIRE on July 27, 2018. Firefighter/Bulldozer Operator Don Smith was operating his ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Captain Hughes was struck by a tree at the Ferguson Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Brian Hughes, 33, of Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks on July 29, 2018. Captain ...

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Falling Tree Kills Firefighter Battling Ferguson Fire

Firefighter was removing fuel from front line     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands more fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California while a ...

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Northern California Wildfire Kills Second Firefighter

Carr Fire is “taking down everything in its path,”     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) — An explosive wildfire raged through several Northern California communities, killing two firefighters and destroying dozens ...

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California Wildfire Claims Dozer Operator

Wildfire near Redding killed operator on the fire line     By JONATHAN J. COOPER and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) — An explosive wildfire tore through two small Northern California communities Thursday before reaching the city ...

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Lolo Peak Fire Fatality Report

Type 2 Faller fatally struck by a falling snag     The Lolo Peak Fire was detected on July 15, 2017, at approximately 1430 (2:30 p.m.) in a unique section of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The Bitterroot National Forest (Bitterroot NF) ...

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