One firefighter killed, one injured from falling tree



CENTRAL OREGON — A firefighter has been killed by a falling tree, and another firefighter was injured while fighting a wildfire in Central Oregon.

The snag, which is a dead standing tree, fell on the two fire fighters yesterday in the Mt. Washington Wilderness near Dugout Lake.  

One of the individuals died at the scene and the other was transported with injuries to St. Charles Medical Center, and his condition is unknown.`

4,000 people are fighting active fires burning on about 40,000 acres in Oregon.