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Autopsy: Idaho Firefighter Died Of Hypothermia

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An autopsy has determined a firefighter from Idaho died of exposure to high temperatures while working on a Texas blaze in the extreme heat last month.

The Bureau of Land Management says Caleb Hamm, of Boise, succumbed to hypothermia on July 7 while working on a wildfire near Fort Worth. The agency on Thursday announced the results of a
final autopsy report from the Dallas Medical Examiner's Office.

Hamm collapsed while working on the blaze and was being taken to a hospital when he died.

The BLM says Hamm's death is still being reviewed by an interagency serious accident investigation team.

Hamm was part of a hotshot crew based in Salt Lake City and he resided in the Boise, where his funeral procession included hundreds of firefighters.

      
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