CDF Pilot Dies In Crash

MotherLode.com reports that two C.D.F. Firefighters died in a plane crash while responding to a fire in the Sierra’s East of Tulare California earlier today.

Springville, CA — Flags are at half mast at California Department of Forestry stations statewide as firefighters mourn the loss of two of their own.

San Andreas CDF Assistant Chief Janet Piccola tells KVML News the CDF plane crashed in the Tulare County foothills Wednesday morning.

The plane went down northeast of Springville. Reports indicate CDF firefighters had been fighting a small forest fire in the area, but it wasn’t known whether the aircraft was involved in battling that blaze.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.”

ABC News 30 says one died in the crash. More details as they become available.
SFGate quotes a CDF Spokeswoman however she offers no information on how many were on board.