Calif. firefighter dies after being struck by falling tree
Darin Banks was working for Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression to prepare an area for a prescribed burn
Duty Death: Darin Banks - [Chico, California]
End of Service: 05/07/2022
By Leila Merrill
RED BLUFF, Calif. — Firefighter Darin Banks died after being struck by a dead tree that unexpectedly fell Friday, according to the Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression, Inc. in Chico, California.
Banks, 26, was assigned to a Type II Initial Attack Hand Crew and was working with the company to prepare an area for a prescribed burn.
He is survived by his son, who is 4, his mother, siblings and other family members.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to support his family.