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Friday, September 23, 2016

Ventura County Mourning the loss of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler #CALODD

Ventura County firefighters are mourning the loss of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler who died when a tanker rolled over Wednesday morning.






Fire Engineer Ryan Osler, 38, and another firefighter were working the Canyon Fire near Vandenberg Air Force Base when the crash happened around 6:20 a.m.

The apparatus, which was carrying 2,000 gallons of water, hit a roundabout at State Route 246 at Purisima Road in Lompoc, according to localtelevision station KSBY.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash had a "violent impact" which caused the apparatus to rollover. 

A special investigation team was summoned to the scene to help determine the cause of the crash.

Osler, the passenger, was trapped in the vehicle and later died.

Osler was assigned Station 42 in Moorpark.

He leaves behind a wife, a 12-year-old daughter and a 11-year-old son, according to the Ventura County Star.

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