Brian Hughes, Captain

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Captain Brian Hughes and his crew were engaged in tactical fire operations on the east side of the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County, California, when he was struck by a tree. Hughes was treated on scene, but passed away from the injuries he sustained before he could be transported to a hospital.

Incident Location: East Side of Ferguson Wildland Fire (U.S. National Grid: U.S. National Grid: 11S KB 5404 6626 (DD: 37.611, -119.787))

Department information

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, California 93271

Chief: Superintendent Woody Smeck

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 33
Rank: Captain
Classification: Wildland Full-Time
Incident date: July 29, 2018
Date of death: July 29, 2018
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property
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