LODD: Ohio wildland FF dies following accident at controlled burn

Selinde Roosenburg, 20, died from injuries incurred from a UTV rollover during the prescribed burn at Richland Furnace State Forest

Duty Death: Selinde Rooseburg - [Ohio Township, Ohio]

End of Service: 03/25/2021

By Rachel Engel

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A wildland firefighter died from her injuries incurred after a UTV rollover while working a controlled burn. 

Selinde Roosenburg, 20, was participating in a controlled burn with the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Division of Forestry team on March 23 at Richland Furnace State Forest when she was involved in a UTV accident.

Roosenburg died from her injuries on March 25. 

Described as a passionate student of forest conservation, Roosenburg had recently been accepted into the Fire Science program at Idaho State University, with plans to pursue a career in wildland fire and forestry, according to ODNR


It is with great sadness we share that we lost a member of our ODNR Division of Forestry team recently. Selinde...

Posted by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry on Wednesday, April 7, 2021


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