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Firefighter Killed in Idaho Wildfire

An Oregon firefighter suffered burns

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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