California: Second firefighter dies battling California forest fires

Published August 13, 2015 by godshope1971

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A 21-year-old Sacramento-area man became the second California firefighter to die battling wildfire this year, as a series of lightning strikes ignited blazes in the drought-parched Sierra Nevada over the weekend.

Michael Hallenbeck, of the Sierra foothill community of Shingle Springs, was killed on Saturday as he and his firefighting crew tackled a blaze near Lake Tahoe in Northern California, the U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

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