FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo, Flames from the Ferguson Fire burn down a hillside in unincorporated Mariposa County Calif., near Yosemite National Park. Officials said Saturday, July 21, 2018, that the Ferguson fire is churning northward, sending up smoke that has been obscuring valley views in the park. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
Photo: Noah Berger/AP
Photo: Noah Berger/AP

Second firefighter killed battling blaze near Yosemite

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The firefighter, who has not been identified, was treated for injuries at the scene but died before he could be hospitalized, a spokesman told The Associated Press.

The firefighter was part of a crew removing brush from the front lines of the fire, which has consumed 53,646 acres, according to KCRA

He was the second firefighter to fall victim to the fire.

Braden Varney, 36, was killed July 14 while operating heavy equipment and it overturned, according to KCRA. At least seven other firefighters have been injured since the blaze started July 13. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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