Firefighter dies on wildfire in Spain

EuroWeekly News is reporting that a firefighter died while working on a wildfire in Spain:

SENES – A 46-YEAR-OLD fireman died when extinguishing a wildfire in Senes. The fireman, who was originally from Turillas, worked for the Junta de Andalucia Infoca Brigade and died after falling and hitting his head. He had been working with Infoca for 15 years and apparently fainted for reasons which are not yet known.

He was wearing protective clothing and equipment and had passed medical examinations. Doctors attempted for more than one hour to save his life.

The Environmental Councillor, Jose Juan Diaz Trillo, visited the family to give them his condolences.

The fire was controlled in less than one hour and burned 10 hectares of scrubland. The investigation is ongoing, but it appears it was caused through negligence.

Our condolences go out to the family and co-workers.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.