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By Skylar Rispens

Portion of Highway 83 dedicated in firefighter's memory


Skylar Rispens, Pathfinder

Several groups of Montana firefighting crews and locals attended the event dedicating an eight-mile portion of Highway 83 through Seeley Lake to Trenton Johnson, who was killed while fighting the Florence Fire in 2017.

SEELEY LAKE - Two years after Trenton Johnson was killed while fighting the 2017 Florence Fire, an eight-mile section of Highway 83 through Seeley Lake was named in his honor on Friday, July 19.

Several Montana firefighting crews were in attendance, as well as community members. The dedication event hosted guest speakers from the Forest Service and others, including Vicki Minor, executive director and founder of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, Adam Babbitt with Grayback Forestry, Trenton's sister DJ Johnson and Missoula County Commissioner Juanita Vero.

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