Three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was likely caught by flames as they battled a blaze in Washington State yesterday. Four other firefighters were injured.
The National Interagency Fire Center (NFIC) says 13 people have died battling the fires this year.
Driving is one of the leading causes of death for wildland firefighters. That can include driving to or from a fire, as well as on the fire line.
Randy Eardley of NFIC says every death is mourned.