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Press Conference held following death of firefighter during Mendocino Complex fire

Posted: 10:44 PM, Aug 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 05:47:13Z
Press conference held for firefighter death
Press conference held for firefighter death

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.