Tragedy on the Mendocino Complex; Authorities Announce Firefighter fatality

Firefighter on the Ranch Fire

Firefighter on the Ranch Fire last week. [Photo by Mark McKenna]

Press release from the Mendocino Complex:

The Mendocino Complex Unified Incident Commanders from CAL FIRE, and the United States Forest Service are deeply saddened to report the death of a firefighter on the Mendocino Complex.
Fact finding on the accident is ongoing and notification of the next of kin is in progress. More information will be released as it becomes available.

The Mendocino Complex Unified Incident Commanders will be making a press statement… This will take place at the Mendocino Complex Incident Comand post at 300 Ford Road, Ukiah, CA 95482.

The press briefing will begin at 10:00 PM this evening.

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