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19-year-old firefighter who died on the job in Revelstoke got caught under fallen tree

More details have emerged around the death of a young firefighter working for the BC Wildfire Service.

Revelstoke RCMP said that the 19-year-old woman was working alongside a team clearing brush within a remote area where a small fire had started.

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The team lost contact with her, and she was found under a fallen tree.

Police said her fellow firefighters immediately began first aid, and she was airlifted to the Queen Victoria Hospital, where she sadly succumbed to her injuries.

Memorial posts have identified the fallen firefighter as Devyn Gale.

The RCMP added that the events surrounding her death are being actively investigated by the police, the BC Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC and the BC Wildfire Service.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family, friends, and fellow firefighters of this young firefighter who tragically lost her life serving her community,” says Cpl. James Grandy, Southeast District RCMP
spokesperson.

“It’s a reminder of the inherent risks first responders face working tirelessly to protect our communities.”

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"On behalf of all Ministry of Forests staff, especially our colleagues in the BC Wildfire Service, I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family of this crew member and everyone affected by this tragedy. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with them through this time of grieving," said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests.

"This tragic loss in the line of duty reminds us all of the daily toil and sacrifice of BC Wildfire Service firefighters as they serve the people of British Columbia. Their heroic efforts to protect people and communities can be life-threatening. We are profoundly grateful to them.

"I know the BC Wildfire Service is a close-knit team and this loss is felt deeply. We are here to support them in this difficult time. Let us all do our part to prevent wildfires and think of these brave firefighters as they continue to battle what is becoming a very challenging wildfire season."



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