(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.READ MORE: Video Released Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Tahoe Park Resident Who Shot At Authorities
The firefighter, who not been identified, died on Sept. 2, Cal Fire reported.
No further details have been released.
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A community meeting scheduled for Saturday night may shed more light on the victim.MORE NEWS: Looting Suspect Accused Of Dozens Of Thefts Arrested In South Lake Tahoe
The Dixie Fire now stands at 889,001 acres, making it the second-largest recorded wildfire in California. It is 56 percent contained.