RIP Collin Hagan- Wildland Firefighter Killed Battling Blaze

RIP Collin Hagan- Wildland Firefighter Killed Battling Blaze


RIP Collin Hagan- Wildland Firefighter Killed Battling Blaze


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The US Forest Service is reporting that wildland firefighter Collin Hagan died on August 10th while battling the Big Swamp Fire in Willamette National Forest near Oakridge, OR.

Hagan was struck by a falling tree while fighting the blaze. He was 27-years-old and is originally from Toivola, Michigan.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Collin Hagan’s friends and family during this difficult time, and we thank him for his service.

Full statement from US Forest Service- Willamette National Forest:

Wildland Firefighter Killed on Big Swamp Fire near Oakridge, Ore.

Willamette National Forest – August 11, 2022

With heavy hearts we share that wildland firefighter, Collin Hagan of the Craig Interagency Hotshots, was killed yesterday after sustaining critical injuries from being struck by a tree while engaged in firefighting efforts on the Big Swamp fire near Oakridge, Ore. on the Willamette National Forest.
The Bureau of Land Management firefighter was assigned from Colorado. A Serious Accident Investigation Team is being assembled.

“We are devastated by the tragic loss of a cherished firefighter working on our forest to save our communities and beloved recreational areas,” said Duane Bishop, Acting Forest Supervisor on the Willamette National Forest. “Their family has been notified and we are working with our partners to ensure the crew is well taken care of. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and fellow crew members of this brave firefighter.”

Additional information will be released when appropriate. Media can send inquiries to Public Information Officer Jennifer O’Leary at jennifer.o’”

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