Inmate Firefighter Araujo suffered a heart attack while engaged in a training exercise on the Morongo Indian Reservation near Banning, California. Araujo succumbed to his injury after being airlifted to a base camp where he was treated by CAL FIRE and Riverside County Fire Department medics.
Incident Location: Hathaway Canyon, Morongo Indian Reservation, Banning, CA (U.S. National Grid: 11S NT 1265 5870)
PO Box 944246, 1416 9th Street
U.S. National Grid: 10S FH 3093 7078
Sacramento, California 94244-2460
Chief: Director Ken Pimlott
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.