Former SD Firefighter Killed In AZ Fire
by KDLT News
July 02, 2013 2:24 PM
A former member of the Bear Mountain Hand Crew was fatally injured on the Yarnell Fire in Arizona on Sunday.
21-year-old Kevin Woyjeck died while fighting the fire. Woyjeck served on the Bear Mountain Crew, based in Rapid City and Custer State Park, from November of 2011 to August of 2012. Woyjeck left the Bear Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew to study fire science at his home in California.
Woyjeck served on many wild land fire assignments in Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming during the 2012 fire season.
Funeral and memorial service arrangements are still pending at this time.