Report released on fatal Florida tractor plow incident

Blue Ribbon fire, two tractor plows
Photo: Florida Division of Forestry

The Florida Division of Forestry has released the “Final Review” of the two fatalities that occurred on the Blue Ribbon Fire on June 20, 2011 in Hamilton County, Florida. Wildfire Today initially covered the incident on June 20. Two Florida DOF Forest Rangers, Josh Burch, 31, of Lake City, and Brett Fulton, 52, of White Springs lost their lives on the fire.

The entire report can be found HERE (3.3 MB .pdf file), but below are some excerpts.

Blue Ribbon fire report, Executive Summary

Blue Ribbon fire report, recommendations

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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.