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Fire Officials Release Name Of Hotshot Firefighter Killed In El Dorado Fire: Charles Morton, 39

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Charles Morton. (Courtesy San Bernardino National Forest)
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San Bernardino National Forest officials tonight released the name of the firefighter killed last week while battling the El Dorado Fire. Charles Morton, 39, was a member of the Big Bear Interagency Hothost crew.

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Here's what we know about the blaze so far today:
THE BASICS

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  • Acreage: 22,588
  • Containment: 60%
  • Structures destroyed: 4 homes, 6 other structures
  • Structures damaged: 2 homes, 4 other structures
  • Residences evacuated: 3,467
  • Structures threatened: 26,031
  • Personnel: 1,190 firefighters
  • Deaths: one firefighter killed
  • Injuries: 13

We will have more on this story tomorrow.

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