Firefighter Dead after Being Found Unresponsive at OR Wildfire

A 59-year-old firefighter died while operating at the Grassy Mountain Fire in Oregon Saturday.

Kevin Hall died while working as a bulldozer driver on the fire, which is located about 20 miles east of Rome, according to KTVB (http://bit.ly/13epUVA).

Hall was found unresponsive in his vehicle. Another fire contractor performed CPR on him until an ambulance arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Although no specifics were immediately available, it is presumed to be as a result of a medical condition.

Hall is the third firefighter to die during wildland firefighting operations in Oregon this year. Last week, a 19-year-old water truck driver was killed in a crash while, while another firefighter was killed the week prior to that by a falling tree. This wildfire season has been particularly bad for fatalities, which include 19 firefighters killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.

Read more at http://bit.ly/13epUVA.

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