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By Andi Bourne

Firefighter Killed Near Seeley


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Life Flight and Seeley Lake medical personnel wait for the injured firefighter being flown in from a wildland fire near Seeley Lake.

SEELEY LAKE – Trenton M. Johnson,19-year-old firefighter from Missoula, sustained injuries from a falling tree while fighting the Florence Fire on the Seeley Lake Ranger District the afternoon of July 19. Johnson was flown to Missoula but was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

The call came in just after 5 p.m., Wednesday. Seeley Lake volunteer medical personnel transferred the patient from a helicopter transporting him off the fire to Life Flight at the Seeley Lake Airport.

Johnson was an employee of Grayback Forestry, Inc. and worked on their 20-person attack crew. A 10-pe...

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