Report Released on Big Windy Fatal Crash

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — An investigative report shows what led to the deadly crash of a fire crew member last summer. 19-year-old Jesse Trader was killed last August while fighting the Big Windy Fire. In the report, investigators say he was on his first assignment driving the truck only about a week after getting his … Continue reading »

Big Windy Shows Their Support to Trader

MERLIN, Ore. — Firefighters who fought alongside Trader want to show their support to Trader’s family. Crews are hoping to set up a few different ways to remember him. The flag at the camp has been lowered to half-staff. Crew members have also made a box where firefighters can write notes to Trader’s family. Next … Continue reading »