Medford Firefighter Dies on Duty Fighting California Fire
Oscar Montano-Garcia, a contract firefighter assigned to the Nabob Fire in Northern California, collapsed while on lunch break with other crew members.
Emergency personnel administered CPR but were unable to revive Montano-Garcia. The manner of death has yet to be determined, but a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s department did say the death was not related to the fire in any way.
Four Oregonians have lost their lives fighting wildfires this year including 19-year-old Jesse Trader when the water truck he was driving hit an embankment and overturned on August 6th while he was engaged in the Big Windy complex of fires.