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Monday, August 10, 2015

USFA LODD: California Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 08.08.2015

Firefighter Michael “Mike” Hallenbeck, 21, a member of Organized Crew 36 on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, on August 8, 2015 at 1730hrs, was struck and killed by a tree during the initial attack on the Sierra fire that broke out south of the Echo Summit mountain pass in California. A second firefighter was injured in the same incident but was treated and released from the hospital.
Our condolences to the Hallenbeck Family & Friends, U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, and to all affected by Firefighter Michael “Mike” Hallenbeck's passing.
To date, 51 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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