Firefighter Sheehy, a member of the California Smokejumpers, was struck by a falling portion of a tree while operating on the Saddle Back Fire in the Modoc National Forest. Sheehy was treated by fellow firefighters and flown by helicopter to a hospital in Alturas, California, but succumbed to his injuries.
Incident Location: South Warner Wilderness about 15 miles southeast of Alturas, CA (USNG: 10T GL 36 77).
U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region
1323 Club Drive
USNG: 10S EH 6452 1543
Vallejo, California 94592
Chief: Regional Forester Randy Moore
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.