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    Utah Firefighter Dies Battling Wildfire

    Utah Firefighter Dies Battling Wildfire

    Updated: 08-18-2006 03:22:20 PM

    Courtesy of KUTV

    Richfield, Utah-- Firefighters are mourning the death of one of their own.

    Thirty-three-year-old Spencer Koyle died Thursday while fighting a wildfire in Fishlake National Forest in central Utah.

    Officials say the Koyle was working on the "Devil's Den" fire which was ignited by lightning on Tuesday.

    "We've pulled all firefighters off the line tonight we have another incident team coming in tomorrow to take over management of this fire," said Davida Carnahan with the U.S. Forest Service.

    The victim's identity was not immediately released, pending notification of the family. It was also not immediately known exactly how the firefighter died or the injuries they received.

    A team with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will arrive at the Fishlake National Forest sometime on Friday morning.

    Meanwhile, the "Devil's Den" fire continues to burn in the Canyon Mountain range above Oak City, Utah. Officials say it has burned roughly 250 acres.



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    Koyle, Spencer Stanley

    Age: 33
    Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped
    Rank: Division Supervisor
    Nature of Death: Burns
    Classification: Wildland Full-Time
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 08/17/2006
    Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
    Incident Time: 17:00
    Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
    Death Date: 08/17/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Bureau of Land Management, Fillmore Field Office
    35 E. 500 N.
    Fillmore , Utah 84631
    Chief: Fire Management Officer Tom Suwyn

    Initial Summary:
    Division Supervisor Koyle died while fighting the "Devil's Den" wildfire in Fishlake National Forest in central Utah. Details pertaining to the incident are pending investigation.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Spencer Koyle Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank in the USA. Condolences can be sent to the Koyle family at PO Box 116, Holden, UT 84636 Funeral Arrangements: Viewing 0900-1000hrs; funeral 1100hrs on 08/23/2006 @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), Holden Utah Ward, 100 N. 100 E., Holden UT


    http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/applications...eath_year=2006

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