Mechanic fighting California wildfire dies in traffic collision

A plane dumps fire retardant over the Holy Fire as it spreads in Lake Elsinore, California, the U.S. August 8, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Lake Elsinore City Hall/via REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A mechanic helping to fight one of several major wildfires in California died in a traffic collision on Thursday, bringing the death toll from that blaze to eight, officials said. The mechanic was assigned to the Carr Fire burning around Redding in Northern California and died in a crash on Highway […]

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