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Another firefighter, 45 year old Norman Crawford of Sisters was also injured when the  snag fell him.  Hammack was pronounced dead at the scene.  Crawford was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where he was treated and released.

 

The injuries occured as the tree fallers worked to suppress a fire caused by a lightning storm in the Mt. Washignton Wildnerness near Dugout Lake.

 

The accident happened just after 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.