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Utah Firefighter Killed Battling California Blaze

He's the 6th firefighter to die in wave of wildfires
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 14, 2018 12:03 AM CDT
Firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, near Ladoga, Calif.   (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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(Newser) – Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he was injured at the site of the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco. Details haven't been released. Firefighters from all over the country have been helping California battle a series of deadly and devastating wildfires in recent weeks that have spread through drought-parched forests and rural communities, the AP reports. Six firefighters have died in those wildfires. The deadliest fire, the Carr Fire, has left eight people dead, including three firefighters. (Read more California wildfires stories.)

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