A firefighter battling a fire in El Dorado east of Los Angeles has died, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. The cause of death on Thursday is being investigated, according to the agency.
Crews are trying to find a firefighter who went missing in the San Bernardino National Forest while battling a fire in El Dorado, officials said Thursday night, CBS Los Angeles reported. The firefighter was found dead, according to San Bernardino Public Information Officer Kate Kramer.
The person’s name is retained until family members are notified.
“Our deepest sympathies are with family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time,”
The El Dorado fire burned more than 19,000 acres and was 66 percent on Thursday, according to Cal Fire. This is one of the many major forest fires that continue to burn in the state. To date, more than 3.4 million acres have been ignited by record flames.