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US Forest Service Firefighter Killed While Battling Blaze

The U.S. Forest Service said one of its firefighters was killed Saturday evening in the Lake Tahoe area after he was struck by a tree while battling a wildfire. The agency said in a news release that the firefighter was hit about 5:30 p.m. while working in a remote area between the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Eldorado National Forest. The release did not identify him or provide an age. The Forest Service said a second male firefighter who was also injured in the incident has...

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