Laguna Hotshot Camp Weather

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Haven't heard anything

The crew has been spiked-out on the Clover fire. If you track CREW'S CURRENT LOCATION you'll see that they are in some extremely steep terrain (8800'-9500' elevation). The last update on their location at 0626 PST today. As of 5 p.m. Monday, the Clover Fire had consumed more than 15,230 acres and was 50 percent contained, fire officials reported.

Prayers for a Fallen Firefighter.....
Two EMS helicopters collided in flight near the Flagstaff Medical Center. This resulted in seven fatalities. The firefighter killed on board was a member of the BIA, Chief Mountain Hotshot Crew. He was being transported to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment related to an allergic reaction to insect bite while working on the Walla Valley fire. The Chief MT Crew has been in Region 3 supporting the fire activity. They are a BIA Region 1 Hotshot Crew from northern Montana and the Blackfeet Tribe. A soon-to-be father who loved being a firefighter was among six people killed when two medical helicopters collided in Arizona.Michael MacDonald, 26, was fighting wildfires at the Grand Canyon when he was bitten by an insect on Friday and taken to a nearby hospital. MacDonald was suffering from anaphylactic shock — a life-threatening allergic reaction — from the treatment he received for the bite, and was being transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center in Arizona when the helicopters collided Sunday afternoon.

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