(CBS13) – A firefighter has died while assigned to the Dixie Fire.

The firefighter, who was working for the Lassen National Forest, did not die as a result of the fire, rather because of an illness, according to a U.S. National Forest Service spokesperson.

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The firefighter, who not been identified, died on Sept. 2, Cal Fire reported.

No further details have been released.


A community meeting scheduled for Saturday night may shed more light on the victim.

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The Dixie Fire now stands at 889,001 acres, making it the second-largest recorded wildfire in California. It is 56 percent contained.