Firefighter Killed At A Wildfire In Oregon (Latest News)

The fireman who died in the Big Swamp Fire in Southwest Oregon on August 10 was identified as 27-year-old Collin Hagan of Toivola, Michigan, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office.

9-1-1 dispatchers learned that a wildland firefighter had suffered significant injuries after being struck by a tree shortly after 12:30 p.m. REACH Air Medical Services and an ambulance was sent to the area. Despite the best efforts of the EMS workers responding to the incident, Mr. Hagan passed away from his wounds.

By helicopter from REACH Air Medical Services, Mr. Hagan’s body was transported from the Toketee Airstrip to the Roseburg Regional Airport. As Mr. Hagan’s body arrived and was delivered to the care of a funeral home, firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Roseburg Fire Department, and Douglas County Fire District #2 stood side by side to pay tribute to him. The firefighters then gave the funeral home an honorary escort.

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Duane Bishop, the acting forest supervisor for the Willamette National Forest, said, “We are grieved by the unfortunate loss of a respected firefighter fighting in our forest to rescue our communities and beloved recreational areas.”

“Their family has been informed, and we are working with our partners to make sure the crew is taken care of,” said the spokesperson. The relatives and coworkers of this brave firefighter are in our thoughts and prayers.

A member of the Craig Interagency Hotshot Crew was fatally hurt while working on the Big Swamp Fire on the Willamette National Forest in southwest Oregon, according to information released by the National Interagency Fire Center early on Thursday morning.

Firefighter Killed At A Wildfire In Oregon
Firefighter Killed At A Wildfire In Oregon

The formation of a serious accident investigation team. The deceased’s name had not been made public as of 8 a.m. on Thursday.

The Craig Interagency Hotshot Crew is headquartered in Craig, Colorado, and was established by the Bureau of Land Management in 2001.

117 acres have been destroyed by the Big Swamp Fire. It is 62 miles southeast of Eugene and 5 miles northwest of the 1,009-acre Windigo Fire. According to the Incident Management Team’s August 10 report, firefighters were securing line, cleaning up, and seeking openings to establish a direct fire line.

It is one of the four fires that Northwest Incident Management Team 6 is in charge of putting out. Windigo, Potter, and Shelter Fires are the other three.

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