U.S. Forest Service identifies firefighter killed near Lake Tahoe

Aug 9, 2015 11:49 PM

The U.S. Forest Service has released the name of the firefighter killed battling the Sierra Fire, burning near Lake Tahoe in the El Dorado National Forest. Michael 'Mike' Hallenbeck, 21, of Shingle Springs, California, died Saturday evening, after USFS officials say he was hit by a falling tree. The Forest Service says another firefighter was injured in the same incident. He was treated at a local hospital and released.


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