Release of identification of the victim is pending upon notification of the family.
Forest Supervisor Rick Brazell shared, “The Forest Service is devistated by the loss of one of our own. We ask the public to join us in keeping the family in their thoughts and prayers.”
Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA) stationed out of Orofino, Idaho was managing suppression response. CPTPA is a local cooperative initial attack association responsible for fire suppression in this area. The Forest Service was cooperatively assisting in suppression of the fire.
The victim’s body was transferred to Pine Hills Mortuary in Orofino accompanied by Jill Forth, Patrol Captain, Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs.