GREENVILLE, Calif.-- According to Cal Fire a first responder working on the Dixie Fire has died.
NewsWatch 12 has learned that the firefighter was not actively battling the fire at the time of their death.
According to information gathered by our sister station, Action Now News, down in Chico, "the fatality reflects an employee from the Lassen National Forest who passed away from an illness." That response was Mark Gaston with the U.S. Forest Service.
Officials have not released information at this time on what type of illness led to that firefighters death.