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REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a second firefighter has died fighting a huge blaze near California’s Yosemite National Park.
Mike Theune, a spokesman for the so-called Ferguson Fire, says the firefighter was treated for injuries at the scene Sunday but died before he could be hospitalized.
Theune says the firefighter was part of a crew removing brush and other fuel near the fire’s front lines. He didn’t have additional details.
The article goes on to state the following:
Earlier this month, firefighter Barden Varney was killed when the bulldozer he was operating overturned. At least seven other firefighters have been injured since the blaze broke out July 13.
Some evacuations have been lifted but officials say Yosemite Valley, the heart of tourism in the park will remain closed until August 3.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) July 29, 2018
— KTLA (@KTLA) July 30, 2018
A U.S. Forest Service firefighter was killed Sunday when a tree fell on him while he was engaged in the battle to slow the advance of the Ferguson Fire. https://t.co/RojiZGHUV7
— KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) July 29, 2018
A firefighter was struck and killed by a tree while battling the #FergusonFire raging near Yosemite. Our thoughts are with all firefighters risking their lives during this difficult fire season. https://t.co/PU0ghEwnd7
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) July 29, 2018
Yosemite National Park is ghostly quiet after a nearby wildfire forced thousands to evacuate. It’s one of 75 large fires raging in the West. https://t.co/2L87aKMR0U
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 26, 2018
That is half dome as fire moves towards Yosemite pic.twitter.com/rw3hzz3FKS
— Lethal West Coast (@LethalWeaponWC) July 27, 2018
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