Clarkston (ID) Man Dies from Heart Attack at Wildfire

A Clarkston (ID) man died of natural causes while fighting the Pardee Fire near Kamiah on Monday afternoon.

Dennis Long, who was in his fifties, was a private logging contractor. Long was operating the dozer during fire fighting efforts when he suffered what is thought to be a heart attack. The dozer boss performed CPR until medical help and Life Flight arrived.

Dennis Long was pronounced dead on the scene. The Idaho Department of Lands is arranging a session in Kamiah for fire workers affected by Monday’s loss.

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