Injured Red Lodge firefighter ID'd, Harris Hill fire near Joliet at 0% containment


A photo of fire engine 78 after it was burned by the Harris fire near Joliet.

Red Lodge Fire Rescue firefighter Dan Steffensen, left, is pictured in an undated photo.

Sullivan Huebner

The Red Lodge firefighter injured in the Harris Hill fire near Joliet on Friday has been identified as Dan Steffensen.

Steffensen has been a firefighter with Red Lodge Fire since 2015, according to a social media post by Red Lodge Fire Rescue. Steffensen works on the fuel mitigation/initial attack crew to reduce hazardous fuels around homes and responds to emerging wildland fires.

He is a nationally qualified wildland firefighter and has fought fires in Montana, Oregon, California and other western states as an engine boss and tender operator.

Scott Wilson

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