Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Firefighter Fatality

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: Anne Veseth
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Status: Wildland Part-Time
Years of Service: 2
Date of Incident: 08/12/2012
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 08/12/2012

Fire Department: Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
Address: 104 Airport Road, Grangeville, ID 83530
Fire Department Chief: Forest Supervisor Rick Brazell

Incident Description: Firefighter Veseth was struck by a tree while working fire operations on the Steep Corner Fire above Orofino, Idaho.
Incident Location: Vicinity of Orofino, Idaho.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Anne Veseth at

To date, 52 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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