HORNBROOK, Ore. — On Saturday, a CAL FIRE representative confirmed that a firefighter sustained "significant" burns on the first day of the Klamathon Fire. That firefighter was transported to a burn care center, but no other information was available at the time.
As it turns out, that firefighter was Brandon Feller. His friends and family have since started a GoFundMe campaign to fund his recovery:
"Brandon was actively fighting the Klamathon fire on July 5th, 2018. During initial attack, his engine was burned over, and he sustained severe burn injuries to his face. Brandon was flown to UC Davis ICU Burn Center. He has been admitted here since the incident. He is recovering well, considering the injuries. The medical team has been incredible and amazed by the rate of recovery Brandon is making. CalFire has been nothing but amazing and supportive and we are overwhelmed by the brotherhood and support services they have provided.
"Brandon’s recovery will limit his ability to return to his normal overtime schedule this fire season. As a firefighter, overtime is where he makes a significant amount of his income. My goal is to help raise funds for Brandon to assist him with personal expenses and bills to cover the year. His income will be significantly affected by this incident and any support will help. We are grateful for all the love and well wishes being sent this way."