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Dixie Fire Deaths: First Responders Die Fighting Northern California Flames

The first respondent assigned to the Greenville, Calif.-Dixie Fire died, CALFIRE announced on Saturday in the latest information on the incident.

A representative of CAL FIRE told Sacramento’s ABC sister station KXTV that the individual was suffering from a previous illness.

According to a spokeswoman, the first responder was a fire engine assistant in the Lassen National Forest. He died on Saturday.
Three other first responders fighting the fire were injured.

Related: Why Scientists Want to Fight California Fires And More Fires

The Dixie Fire burned more than 889,000 acres in five counties in northern California, with 56% contained, making it the second-largest wildfire record in California’s history.

The media player video above is from a previous report.

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Dixie Fire Deaths: First Responders Die Fighting Northern California Flames

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