Luke Douglas Foster Sheehy

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).

Department Information

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.

Age: 28 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Part-Time 
Incident Date: Jun 10, 2013 16:55
Date of Death: Jun 10, 2013 
Cause of Death: Struck By 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Support 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property 
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