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Missoula firefighter killed by falling tree identified

Posted July 20

— 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.


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