Eight years ago today — Anne Veseth

Ms. Veseth was killed by a falling tree while working on a fire in Idaho

Anne Veseth 2012 firefighter killed falling tree
Anne Veseth. USFS photo.

Eight years ago today, in 2012, Anne Veseth was killed while working on the Steep Corner Fire 56 miles northeast of Orofino, Idaho. The fire was on private property and was being managed by the Clearwater‐Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA). Ms. Veseth, in her second season working as a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, was killed when she was struck by a falling 150-foot fire-weakened green cedar tree. The tree fell on its own and was 13 inches in diameter where it struck her.

Anne Veseth 2012 firefighter killed falling tree
Anne Veseth. USFS photo.

The report on the incident was released February 13, 2013.

May she rest in peace.

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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. Google+

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  1. I was working on another part of the forest when this accident happened; Anne was working on a fire an IHC crew turned down due to multiple safety issues. Rest in peace, sweet lady.

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