JASPER, Fla. – Officials say two Division of Forestry firefighters died and two others were injured while fighting the Blue Ribbon Fire in north Florida.
The deaths occurred Monday in Hamilton County. The agency has not released the names of the firefighters.
Officials from the Division of Forestry say the injured firefighters sustained smoke- and heat-related injuries. They were treated and released from hospitals in Lake City and Gainesville.
The Blue Ribbon Fire started June 16 and was declared contained. Dry conditions allowed the fire to flare up again Monday.
Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com