While at a work center and preparing to deploy to a wildland fire incident in the Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, Firefighter Campbell fell ill from an apparent heart attack. According to reports, Campbell's condition suddenly deteriorated and he passed away from his injury while being prepared for air transport to the hospital.
Incident Location: Near Tellico Plains, Tennessee (U.S. National Grid: 16S GE 4585 1665)
Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry
PO Box 40627, Melrose Station
U.S. National Grid: 16S EE 2239 9116
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Chief: Assistant Commissioner and State Forester Jere Jeter
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.