The Inyo National Forest is saddened to report that firefighter Layla Bradley, 29, from Powell, Wyoming, died while on an assignment to the forest.

Bradley was working as a member of a wildland fire engine from Dragon Fighters Inc., a company that works under contract with the U.S. Forest Service. They were providing additional initial attack coverage for the forest during this difficult fire season.

The forest received a report of a medical emergency at the Rock Creek Fire Station on Monday, Oct. 11. Forest Service personnel responded and attempted lifesaving efforts for Bradley. Mono County Emergency personnel also responded. Unfortunately, these efforts were unsuccessful.

The Inyo National Forest staff appreciates the support that contract fire companies provide to the U.S. Forest Service and expresses their deepest condolences to Bradley’s family and friends.

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