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Thursday, July 20, 2017

USFA LODD: Oregon Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 07.19.2017

On July 19, 2017 While part of a 20-person crew staging an initial attack on a forest fire in the Sealy Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest in Montana, Firefighter Trenton Martain Johnson, 19, was struck by a falling tree. Firefighter Johnson was flown to a Missoula hospital for treatment, but passed away from the injuries he sustained when struck.

Our condolences to the Johnson Family & Friends, Grayback Forestry, Inc., and to all affected by Firefighter Trenton Martain Johnson's passing. 

To date, 57 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. 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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