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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2015, 11:18:23 PM »
From the forest service Facebook page.

U.S. Forest Service - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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CONTACT:
Cathy Dowd, 509-699-3132, Public Affairs Officer, Okanogan-Wenatchee NF
Carrie McCausland; 360-902-1523; 360-480-1037, Deputy Communications Director, DNR
Officials Confirm Three Firefighter Fatalities
Wenatchee, Wash.—Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF) and Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) officials are deeply saddened to confirm the fatalities of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters from the OWNF this afternoon.
Next of kin notifications are being made.
“We are devastated by the tragic loss of three of our Forest Service firefighters,” said Mike Williams, Forest Supervisor on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. “We are working with County and State partners to notify the families of those lost. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and fellow crewmembers of these brave firefighters.”
According to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers, the three Forest Service deaths occurred in a wildfire on DNR land near Twisp, Washington. The firefighters were engaged in initial attack operations and were involved in a vehicle accident when it is believed that the fire overtook the vehicle.
We can also confirm that four additional firefighters were injured: one USFS, two DNR, and one DNR contractor.
The incidents occurred near an area where Okanogan County Emergency Management issued evacuation orders this afternoon including the towns of Twisp and Winthrop, Washington.
A national incident management team has been ordered. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2015, 11:32:22 PM »
Sad to hear, my father a couple decades ago fought with ownf for many years. Prayers and condolences to the families.
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2015, 11:35:01 PM »
Rest in peace brothers, we will carry on the fight now.

Just got notice that our crew from South King Fire and Rescue (Federal Way/Des Moines) are all ok and are now being moved from Chelan to the Winthrop fire. Stay safe guys.
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2015, 09:49:13 AM »
Let's hope and pray no one else is killed or injured on these fire weather service calling for 45 mph winds :(


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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2015, 12:10:01 PM »


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