The El Dorado Fire began when a couple used a device that was supposed to emit blue or pink smoke to reveal their baby’s gender.
To date, 63 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020.
Charles Morton was a Squad Boss with the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew.
Victim suffered a torn aorta during a May 2020 fire.
Saturday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)
The death occurred Thursday as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the agency said in a news release.
“There are no words that are adequate to express our sorrow for the loss and gratitude for the life of Capt. Bell. He will never be forgotten,”
On October 4, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will broadcast a National Tribute to honor America’s Fallen Firefighters.
Carrollton captain suffered a stroke.
Captain Holbert served the department for nearly 31 years.