Despite the danger and chaos, police said no one was hurt.
The lawsuit is the first known to seek damages in the Labor Day disaster that killed 33 passengers and one crew member.
While operating a fire department vehicle, Captain Claud Messer was involved in a vehicle accident.
A NIOSH team actually goes into the field on a wildfire in Idaho to test members of the Sawtooth Interagency Hotshot Crew on potential impacts to their overall health.
State troopers described the scene as difficult for the first responders, many who knew Captain Messer for several years.
Police have not released further details surrounding his death.
Both became fiery death traps for a combined 70 souls, two of the worst disasters in modern California history.
Three residents have died in a fire at a group home for intellectually disabled people in eastern Wisconsin.
Imelda's deluge is largely targeting areas east of Houston.
One of the plane's wings sliced through the roof and facade of a house in the town of Pluvigner.