Saturday, June 27, 2009

Colorado: BLM LODD - Brett Stearns, 29, of Craig

Updated Funeral services: The services for BLM Capt. Brett Stearns will be Wednesday at 11 AM. at the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 1295 W. Ninth St., in Craig, Colorado.

A firefighter with the Bureau of Land Management died Friday in Colorado after a tree fell on him.

Brett Stearns, 29, of Craig was working on a hazard tree abatement project with a dozen other BLM firefighters at Freeman Reservoir, about 15 miles northeast of Craig, when the accident happened around 4:30 p.m.
Stearns died at the scene.
Stearns was an engine captain and worked in the BLM's Little Snake Field Office for 10 years. "He dedicated his life to protecting the lives and property of the public," said Little Snake Field manager, John Husband.
The accident is being investigated by a federal accident investigation team, Husband added.
Stearns is survived by his wife; parents, one brother and a half sister.

Cal Fire News extends sincere condolences to all affected

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