Second-generation firefighter killed battling California wildfire near Yosemite National Park

Officials say a firefighter killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park was driving a bulldozer and trying to prevent the fire from spreading. Braden Varney, 36, was a second generation firefighter, state fire officials told CBS Sacramento.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Nancy Koerperich said Saturday that Varney was cutting a “fire break” with the vehicle to prevent the blaze from spreading when he was killed.
– PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: CBS News

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