Firefighter Fatality Notification – Charles Morton

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Charles Morton


San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Hotshots
Fawnskin, California

Firefighter Charles Morton, Squad Boss on the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew, died during interagency fire suppression activities on the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest in California on September 17, 2020. The Big Bear Hotshots are local to the San Bernardino National Forest.

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Status: Wildland Part-Time

Years of Service: 13

Date of Incident: Sept. 17, 2020

Date of Death: Sept. 17, 2020

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