Falling tree kills firefighter in California

Sat Jul 26, 2:18 PM ET

Federal forestry officials say a firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while working on a wildfire in Northern California.

Andrew Jackson Palmer was injured Friday while working on a forest fire near Junction City, about 50 miles west of Redding.

A U.S. Forest Service spokesman says the 18-year-old Palmer died while being flown to a hospital in Redding.

Palmer was a based at Olympic National Park in Port Angeles, Wash.

The fire near Junction City Eagle is one of more than 2,000 blazes ignited during a huge lightning storm June 21.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080726/ap_on_re_us/wildfires_fatality;_ylt=AuoIkWLz6P0iNlRE6i_E44FvzwcF

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