Zachery (Zak) Freeman Muise, was working in a remote area north of Fort. St. John, battling the Donnie Creek wildfire. He is the second firefighter to be lost in the largest wildfire in B.C.’s recorded history.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of this young man, as well as to his fellow firefighters,” says the B.C. RCMP.
David Eby, the B.C. Premier, also issued a statement about Muise’s death, saying he’s “heartbroken that another firefighter was lost protecting our communities and our province during this devastating wildfire season.”
WorkSafeBC and the B.C. Coroners Service will be investigating Muise’s death.