Charlie Morton Identified as Firefighter Killed in El Dorado Fire
Squad Boss Died During Suppression Activities in Big Bear
Big Bear, CA (September 17, 2020) – Charlie Morton has been identified by the U.S. Forest Service as the forestry technician who died September 17 in the El Dorado Fire. Morton was a Squad Boss with the Big Bear Hotshots.
Morton died during suppression activities on the El Dorado Fire. The Big Bear Hotshots are local to the San Bernardino National Forest. Morton joined the team in 2007. The circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Charlie Morton.