A firefighter has died battling a wildfire in the San Bernardino National Forest in California, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.
The death occurred Thursday as crews battled the El Dorado fire, the agency said in a news release.
The name of the firefighter was being withheld until family members are notified. The cause of the death was under investigation.
“Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time,” spokesperson Zach Behrens said in the release.