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Firefighter dies battling blaze near California’s Yosemite

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 15, 2018 16:35

Firefighter dies battling blaze near California’s Yosemite

A firefighter was killed while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park,  tallying to at least 10 the number of such deaths this year as wildfires rage across the U.S. West. Braden Varney was killed on the fireline while operating a bulldozer at the Ferguson Fire early this morning, said Nancy Koerperich, Chief of the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit, California Department of Forestry and FireProtection .Varney was using the bulldozer to try to hold back a blaze that has burned 150 acres in rugged, inaccessible forest near Savage Trading Post, some 20 miles southwest of Yosemite in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and about 140 miles east of San Francisco.

 

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 15, 2018 16:35

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