Oregon Firefighter Dies From Fall at Wildland Fire Scene
KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – A 21-year-old Oregon firefighter fell at a wildland fire scene in Klamath County and died, apparently from a broken back.
According to KOBI-TV , Matthew David Goodnature, of Phoenix, Ore., was taking a break while fighting the Launch Fire near Fourmile Lake in Klamath County, when he apparently stepped on a rock, slipped and fell on a downed tree. He struck the lower part of his back which appears to have broken causing his death.
Authorities say there’s no...