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A Wyoming smokejumper has died of injuries suffered last month while fighting a wildfire in New Mexico.
Flames overran the men sometime after 9 a.m., killing Turner, Vandenberg Fire Chief Billy Bell and Assistant Fire Chief Eugene Cooper.
Batson decided to take a shortcut from the top of the bluff to a grassy area below by jumping a fence, but he jumped too far.
No survivors found after a firefighting helicopter crashes during training in Leesburg, Florida.
International Falls Fire Department Quickly Extinguishes Wildfire on the Shore of Minnesota’s Rainy Lake
Fire jumped across open water from Frank Island to Voyageurs National Park on the U.S. mainland.
The firefighter works for the U.S. Forest Service and was injured Monday while fighting a fire in the Animas Mountains in Hidalgo County.
Fires so far have burned nearly five times as much acreage as they did last year at this time.
“I think the Southwest is really primed for a bad fire season,” University of Utah fire scientist Phil Dennison said.