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The Inyo National Forest is saddened to report that firefighter Layla Bradley, age 29, from Powell, Wyoming, died while on an assignment to the forest.

Layla was working as a member of a wildland fire engine from Dragon Fighters Inc, a company that works under contract with the US Forest Service. They were providing additional initial attack coverage for the forest during this difficult fire season.

The forest received a report of a medical emergency at the Rock Creek Fire Station on Monday, October 11. Forest Service personnel responded and attempted lifesaving efforts for Layla. Mono County Emergency personnel also responded. Unfortunately, these efforts were unsuccessful.

The Inyo National Forest staff appreciates the support that contract fire companies provide to the US Forest Service and expresses their deepest condolences to Layla’s family and friends.

Editor’s note: Layla’s obit in the Cody Enterprise.