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Death of Tahoe National Forest Firefighter and Tahoe Hotshots Crew Squad Boss Mike Kelly in Camptonville


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By: Tom Quinn, Forest Supervisor, Tahoe National Forest

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Mike Kelly
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Mike Kelly is second to the right, photo taken in the Summer of 2012
CAMPTONVILLE, Calif. November 17, 2013 - The Tahoe National Forest (TNF) is very sad to announce that one of our fire fighters, Michael Patrick Kelly II, was found deceased on Marysville Road in Camptonville early Saturday morning.

Kelly, age 32, served as a Squad Boss on Tahoe Hotshots Crew, headquartered in Camptonville. Mike joined the Forest Service as a permanent employee in 2003 and has been a Tahoe National Forest employee since 2008. "This is a tragic loss for Mike's family, for Tahoe National Forest, and for the fire-fighting community," said Tahoe Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn.

Mike served in many capacities during his career in the Forest Service, serving as a fire fighter on fire engines, as a smoke jumper and as a Hotshot Crew Squad Boss. Mike's death is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol and the Yuba County Sheriff's Office.

Cards and condolences can be sent care of the Yuba River Ranger District, 15924 Highway 49, Camptonville, CA 95922.


Updated: November 17, 2013 at 9:25 PM CHP has released the accident report, posted here.

 

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