SHASTA COUNTY (KRON) - Another firefighter was killed battling a massive wildfire in Shasta County, officials announced Thursday morning.
"We are saddened to report the death of a CAL FIRE heavy Equipment Mechanic from the Butte County Unit assigned to the Carr Fire. He was killed early this morning as the result of a traffic accident on Highway 99 in Tehama County."
It is unclear if the crash was directly fire-related.
The Carr fire has already claimed six lives, including two other firefighters.
The blaze is now 177,450 acres and 48% contained.