Firefighter Killed in Idaho Wildfire

An Oregon firefighter suffered burns

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Firefighters drive to the frontlines of a Colorado forest fire.     Photo: USDAgov/Flickr

One wildland firefighter was killed in Idaho and another burned in Oregon in accidents over the weekend as wildfires continued to burn across the United States. Anne Veseth, a 20-year-old in her second season as a firefighter, died after being struck by a falling tree while fighting a blaze near Orofino, Idaho. "The Forest Service is devastated by the loss of one of our own," said Forest Supervisor Rick Brazell. In a separate incident, a firefighter working on the 525-square-mile Holloway Fire on the Oregon-Nevada border was sent to a Salt Lake City burn center for treatment after being forced into her emergency shelter by dust devils filled with fire.

Via New York Daily News

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