Anne Veseth

Idaho News
9:18 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Idaho Sues Timber Company Over Wildfire That Killed A Firefighter

Credit U.S. Forest Service

Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they're responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho.

The Lewiston Tribune reports the state filed the lawsuit Monday in 2nd District Court seeking an unspecified amount in monetary damages for costs in fighting the fire.

Anne Veseth of Moscow died Aug. 12, 2012, after being struck and killed by a falling tree while fighting the Steep Corner Fire near Orofino.

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Wildfire Safety
10:56 am
Sat February 16, 2013

Forest Service Gives Different Picture Of Idaho Firefighter’s Death

Credit U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service says the death of a 20-year-old firefighter in Idaho last summer was a “chance” occurrence. The new report is in sharp contrast to the findings of federal workplace safety investigators.  

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Wildfire Safety
9:19 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Inspectors Find Unsafe Conditions Led To Firefighter's Death

Anne Veseth, 20, died fighting a wildfire in Idaho in August 2012.
Credit U.S. Forest Service

Wildland firefighting has always been dangerous but new standards in the last few decades have made fatalities rare. So it was news when a 20-year-old wildland firefighter was killed six months ago in northwest Idaho. Now several government investigations into the death of Anne Veseth are coming out. The first one finds Veseth died under hazardous conditions that could have been avoided. 

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Wildfires
6:32 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Report: ‘Extremely Unsafe’ Tactics At Blaze That Killed Firefighter

Courtesy of Veseth’s family via U.S. Forest Service

Managers at a blaze in north Idaho were warned about hazardous conditions the day before a 20-year-old firefighter died on the job. That’s according to an informal report by the head of a federal hotshot crew, which refused to work on the fire.

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