Missoula firefighter killed by falling tree identified
Posted July 20
MISSOULA — Authorities have released the name of the Missoula firefighter who died on Wednesday while battling a wildfire.
The Missoula County Sheriff's Office reports that?Trenton M. Johnson, 19, of Missoula died after a tree snag fell on him.
The incident happened at around 5 p.m. while Johnson was fighting the Florence Fire?north of Seeley Lake.
Johnson was flown to Missoula but was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
Johnson was an employee of Grayback Forestry.
The Sheriff's Office is investigating the details surrounding the fatal event, according to spokeswoman Brenda Bassett.