Falling tree kills firefighter in Central Oregon

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Oregon Wildfires
  • John Hammack
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Oregon Wildfires
An Oregon Department of Forestry firefighting crew on Abbot Butte near Sunriver, Ore. watches for fires as a lightning storm moves across Central Oregon Wednesday afternoon July 31, 2013. The Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center had reported approximately 700 lightning strikes and sent crews to 29 reports of smoke. On Thursday morning, two members of a falling crew from R&K Water Services of Bonney Lake, Wash., were injured, one fatally, when they were hit by a falling snag near Dugout Lake in the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Ore. (AP Photo/The Bulletin, Rob Kerr)