Heavy Equipment Operator Long became ill while operating a dozer and putting in a fire line during suppression operations on the Pardee fire located between Greer and Kamiah, Idaho, on the east side of the Clearwater River. The dozer boss performed CPR on Long before Life Flight and emergency medical services arrived on scene, where Long was pronounced dead. The nature of fatal injury is still to be reported.
Incident Location: Between Greer and Kamiah, Idaho on the east side of the Clearwater River (Near USNG: 11T NM 68 29).
Idaho Department of Lands - Maggie Creek Forest Protective District
913 3rd Street
USNG: 11T NM 7410 2007
Kamiah, Idaho 83536
Chief: Area Manager Jim Clapperton
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.