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Tree kills US Forest Service firefighter in Idaho

LEWISTON, Idaho - The U.S. Forest Service says a firefighter was killed when she was struck by a falling tree while working on a fire in northern Idaho.

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest supervisor says the crew member was struck Sunday afternoon when one tree fell and crashed into another tree, causing it to fall in a domino effect.

The firefighter's name hasn't been released. She was working on the Steep Corner fire, which has burned about 43 acres near Orofino.

Tree kills US Forest Service firefighter in Idaho

There will be a formal investigation into the death.


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