Firefighter killed in Shasta County Carr Fire identified

Source: Cal Fire

The Redding firefighter killed by a massive blaze in Northern California has been identified as Jeremy Stoke.

The Redding firefighters union says Stoke was a fire inspector but released no other information.

"With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke. Jeremy died while battling the Carr Fire. We ask for your thoughts and prayers for his family and the Redding Fire Department as we process this tragic loss. More information will be released as it becomes available," the union said in a statement.

Cal Fire officials also released a statement on Facebook saying, "Our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke and Redding Firefighters as they mourn the loss of one of their own. Jeremy died while battling the Carr Fire in Shasta County. Please keep Jeremy’s family, friends and colleagues in your thoughts."

He was the second victim of the blaze that started Monday in Shasta County.

Crews on Thursday found the body of a bulldozer operator who was hired privately to clear vegetation in the blaze's path.

Officials said the fire burned over the operator as he worked to try to contain the blaze.

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