Firefighter killed in New Caledonia

Radio New Zealand is reporting that a firefighter from New Caledonia was killed in a vehicle accident while she was responding to a vegetation fire:

The woman reportedly tried to evade an oncoming car and lost control of her vehicle and crashed.

The 22-year-old woman, who was pregnant, wasn’t wearing a seat belt and thrown from the vehicle and killed.

According to the New Caledonian government, she was the territory’s first firefighter to die in the line of duty.

New Caledonia is a group of islands 750 miles east of Australia.

Our sincere condolences go out to her 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.