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Press Conference held following death of firefighter during Mendocino Complex fire

Press conference held for firefighter death
Press conference held for firefighter death
Posted at 10:44 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 01:47:13-04

A press conference was held in regards to the death of a firefighter during the Mendocino Complex fire.

Officials said that a firefighter from Utah was injured while assisting with the Ranch Fire. An emergency crew airlifted him to the hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Officials said there will be a thorough investigation into the death.

The Mendocino Complex fire is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire. According to Cal Fire, the Ranch Fire is at 59 percent containment with over 300 thousand acres burned. The River Fire is at full containment after burning 48,920 thousand acres.