Fire Officials Release Name Of Hotshot Firefighter Killed In El Dorado Fire: Charles Morton, 39
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.
Sharing our deepest sympathies from Chief Vicki Christiansen:— San Bernardino National Forest (@SanBernardinoNF) September 22, 2020
“Thursday evening we lost one of our own. Charlie Morton, Squad Boss for the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew of the San Bernardino National Forest, was tragically killed during efforts to... (continued) pic.twitter.com/pfzmVkGQ0v
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Here's what we know about the blaze so far today:
- 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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