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Firefighter assigned to Carr Fire in Shasta County killed in traffic accident

Posted: 11:35 AM, Aug 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-09 22:06:24Z

UPDATE (3:04 p.m.) -- Cal Fire officials identify third firefighter killed in Carr Fire as Jason Brake.  

Here is Cal Fire's tweet:

"It's with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Heavy Equipment Mechanic Andrew Jason Brake. HEM Brake died this morning due to a single vehicle accident while assigned to the Carr Fire. Please keep Andrew’s loved ones & everyone in @CALFIRE_ButteCo in your thoughts."

REDDING, Calif. (KGO) --

Cal Fire officials confirmed a firefighter assigned to battle the Carr Fire burning in Shasta County was killed in a traffic accident.

Cal Fire released a statement saying: We are saddened to report the death of a CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Mechanic from the Butte Unit assigned to the Carr Fire. He was killed early this morning as the result of a traffic accident on Highway 99 in Tehama County.

The Carr Fire is currently 173,522 acres and is 47 percent contained. Cal Fire is not sure when they'll have full control.