U.S. forest Service confirmed that a U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighter was killed Saturday evening in the Lake Tahoe area.
The US Forest Service said one of its firefighters was killed on Saturday evening in the Lake Tahoe area, after he was struck by a tree while battling a wildfire.
Update 07-09-2015 1200: The fire burned about one-tenth of an acre in “very rugged terrain,” Lisa Herron with the U.S. Forest Service toldLake Tahoe News. The Sierra Fire was not burning in the ski resort boundaries.
The agency said in a news release that the firefighter was hit about 5.30pm while working in a remote area between the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Eldorado National Forest. The release did not identify him or provide an age.
The Forest Service said a second male firefighter who was also injured in the incident had been treated and released from a nearby hospital. More details as we hear more, Im very saddened to wake up to another loss!