The Press Democrat reports….
“An Anderson Valley volunteer firefighter who had been working on the Mendocino County firelines died early Thursday morning after falling ill, officials said.
Robert Roland, 63, was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center after he began to have health difficulties, said Anderson Valley Volunteer Fire Department volunteer Dawn Emery Ballantine….”
I would consider this a Line of Duty Death. Make no mistake smoke and soot from wildfires are a toxic mix.
Condolences to Firefighter Roland’s family.