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Death in Whiskey Fire

A 65-year-old Whittier man was killed as a result of the ongoing Whiskey Fire.

Around 1:30 p.m. on July 3, the man was driving a tractor on his property in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North Fork, when it is believed a brake failure caused him to lose control of the equipment.

The tractor ultimately collided with several objects on the property, coming to rest and sparking a fire, igniting the tall grass in the area. A neighbor who witnessed the incident attempted to pull him to safety, but he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.


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