MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. — A second firefighter died Sunday battling flames at the Ferguson Fire burning near Yosemite National Park.
The firefighter was part of a crew removing brush from the front lines of the fire, which has consumed 53,646 acres, according to KCRA.
He was the second firefighter to fall victim to the fire.
Braden Varney, 36, was killed July 14 while operating heavy equipment and it overturned, according to KCRA. At least seven other firefighters have been injured since the blaze started July 13.
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