Heartbreaking news as a 19-year-old female firefighter loses her life during a vegetation fire intervention in Allier. Minister of Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announces the devastating loss. Stay updated on the details of this tragic incident.
Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of Interior, announces the heartbreaking death of a 19-year-old female volunteer firefighter during a morning intervention in Saint-Désiré, Allier. Expressing his condolences, the minister tweets about the severe injuries sustained by the firefighter during a vegetation fire intervention. Stay informed about the details and funeral arrangements as provided by the Ministry of Interior.
A devastating incident unfolds in Saint-Désiré, Allier, near the border with Cher, as lightning strikes a tree, sparking a fire in the nearby field. The firefighters from Culan Fire Station in Cher were the first responders to the scene, swiftly joined by their colleagues from Huriel Fire Station in Allier. Stay updated on the details of this tragic event as authorities provide information to franceinfo.
Considering the resources excessive for the initial fire, firefighters from Huriel were preparing to return to their vehicles when the lightning-struck tree suddenly fell, crushing a young firefighter, as explained by the Allier Prefecture to franceinfo. The young firefighter was in a cardiorespiratory arrest but quickly attended to by colleagues and evacuated by helicopter to Clermont-Ferrand Hospital (Puy-de-Dôme). Unfortunately, her injuries, including broken cervical vertebrae from the tree’s fall, resulted in her passing away in late morning.
“The entire community of firefighters in France is immersed in immeasurable sadness following the loss of one of their own,” tweeted the President of the National Federation of Firefighters of France. “My thoughts are with her family, her young friends, and the firefighters of Allier. Unbearable pain.”