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Boise Smoke-Jumper Dies

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By KBOI

Boise, Idaho ( KBOI ) 40 year–old smoke jumper Mark Urban of Boise died while working near Prairie. The National Inter-agency Fire Center says Urban will be missed.

"Mark Urban had been a smoke jumper here for 10 years, he was very highly regarded. He was very good at what he did. In fact, he was one of the senior jumpers who'd helped train rookies when we have a rookie training here. He was really well respected and he's really going to be missed."

Crews were out on what's called a "proficiency jump" when the incident happened. The BLM is investigating.


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