Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 6:35 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 6:35 AM ET

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National Audio 6:35 AM ET

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NAT021 - (US-Yosemite-Wildfire) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-07s. Crews battling a wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada National Forest are mourning a fellow firefighter killed while fighting the Ferguson Fire. Cal Fire officials say Branden Varney was building a fire break when the bulldozer he was operating rolled over. The Ferguson fire is five per cent contained after burning through more than four square kilometres since it started on Friday. Cal Fire spokesperson Anne Grandy said Varney's death comes as crews are fighting the fire in especially difficult terrain. ("..everything is.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Varney worked through the night and was driving the bulldozer to cut a firebreak to keep the fire from extending into a nearby community. …

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