Andrew Brake, Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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On August 9, 2018, at approximately 00:19hours, in a single vehicle crash, Heavy Equipment Mechanic Andrew Brake, the sole occupant, had been driving northbound on Highway 99 when the CAL FIRE support vehicle ran off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames. The collision happened near Los Molinos in Tehama County. Brake was assigned to work the Carr Fire burning in Shasta and Trinity counties.

Incident Location:  Highway 99 near Los Molinos, CA (U.S. National Grid: 10T EK 7681 3050 (DD: 40.021, -122.100))

Department information

CAL FIRE
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Chief: Ken Pimlott

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

Age: 40
Rank: Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 9, 2018 00:19
Date of death: August 9, 2018
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road