Another firefighter killed in Chile wildfires

Ten days after three firefighters were killed while fighting a wildfire in Chile, another has been killed while battling one of the numerous blazes occurring during an extended drought in Chile.

According to AFP:

The man died after getting stuck while trying to help a family escape from their home near the city of Constitucion, a source in the fire service told AFP.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, coworkers, and friends of the firefighter.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+

1 thought on “Another firefighter killed in Chile wildfires”

  1. The decision to stay or go as a wildfire approaches is truly a life or death decision, and not just for the property owner, but also for the firefighter who answers the call of duty to protect and serve. Here in the US I think we are increasingly getting the word out about this, but I wonder how other countries are handling this kind of information dissemination.

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