August Complex fires: Firefighter dies battling Northern California wildfire, forest officials confirm

A second firefighter is receiving medical attention.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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A firefighter battling the August Complex in Northern California died Monday, officials said. Another firefighter is receiving medical treatment.

WILLOWS, Calif. -- A firefighter battling the August Complex in Northern California died Monday, officials said.

Few details about the death were given, but forest officials released a statement confirming the incident and giving their condolences.

"USDA Forest Service officials on the Mendocino National Forest are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a firefighter on the August Complex The incident took place on Monday, August 31, 2020," the statement said.

A second firefighter is receiving medical attention.

"More details will be made available as they are confirmed," officials said.

Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.