We're here to confirm that we've had a firefighter fatality on the Ranch Fire within the Mendocino Complex tonight. A firefighter from Utah was working on an active portion of the fire, where he was injured this evening. The firefighter was airlifted to a local hospital where he succumbed from his injuries.
We are extremely heartbroken for this loss. We are dedicated to investigating what happened and will release more information as it becomes available. We mourn as also battle California's largest wildfire, that continues to burn extremely steep and remote terrain. Thank you.