Tree kills US Forest Service firefighter in 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.
There will be a formal investigation into the death.
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