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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2015, 10:24:32 PM »
KREM news just reporting that there was some kind of vehicle accident involved, and the fire running them over.  Sketchy.  But said it was breaking news. 

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2015, 10:30:25 PM »
KREM news just reporting that there was some kind of vehicle accident involved, and the fire running them over.  Sketchy.  But said it was breaking news.

Until the first report comes out by the teams headed to the fire, let's not believe what the news says as it isn't always accurate.

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DNR said there were reports of burn victims around 4:30 p.m. Okanogan Co. Sheriff Frank Rogers said three to four firefighters were burned and transported from the scene. Rogers said the firefighters suffered "non-life threatening injuries."

Around 5:30 p.m., Rogers later confirmed that three firefighters had died.  By 6:30 p.m., the coroner was on scene according to Rogers who said the three firefighters were engaged in the initial attack. Brian Schaeffer with the Spokane Fire Department later confirmed that the firefighters were with the U.S. Forest Service. 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 according to officials .


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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2015, 10:31:45 PM »
"Lord, we ask that you would comfort the families of the fallen tonight and protect the hundreds of men and women continuing to battle each blaze. We ask for cooling weather, rain, and still wind for the benefit of ending this terrible situation. Amen."
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2015, 10:33:07 PM »

From what I have been told it was not a shot crew.  More info will come out but this whole thing is pretty fluid. 

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They were owf employees.
Yes USFS

I have worked with them before.

That should be more than enough info until their names are released and we know the families have been notified. Please, let's show them that respect.

A very sad day. RIP to these heroes. God speed.  Prayers sent to their families and work brothers and sister.  May the rest stay safe and may it rain soon.

Not releasing more than the news has released.

Just being proactive. Its a small world and someone on here probably knows who these folks are.
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2015, 10:55:09 PM »

Not much to say other than thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the fallen.

For those needing some inspiration or some solace, I'll offer up a song whose message seems particularly on point tonight:



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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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