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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