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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.


Traffic & Weather

  • Chains or Traction Tires required on the mountain passes and Highway 97 South of Bend.
  • Traffic signals at US 97 and Pinebrook Blvd. turned off permanently.
  • Lane closure on Boyd Acres Road at Ross Road; 7am - 4:30pm through December 10
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