Incident Name: French Fire
Date:  8/32/2021
Personnel: Allen Johnson
Age:  68
Agency/Organization: U.S. Forest Service
Position: Assistant Fire Engine Operator


While assigned to the French Fire near Kernville, CA, Liaison Officer Allen Johnson became ill and tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 24, 2021. There were other confirmed cases of the virus on the French Fire. Liaison Officer Johnson was placed in isolation at the incident and transported to the hospital on Aug. 31, 2021 where he passed away. 


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Johnson is survived by his wife Martha, brother Steve (retired from the Angeles National Forest), brother Raymond and extended family. Our condolences go out to the entire Johnson family, their friends, Johnson’s co-workers and teammates. We’re very grateful for his many years of service to this agency and our nation.

Letters of condolence may be sent to the family through the Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 19777 Greenley Rd, Sonora, CA 95370. Flowers may be sent on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Johnson’s memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.

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Contributors to this article:  Michael Cox

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