The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Name: Anne Veseth
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 http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
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 @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm