VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says one of its firefighters was killed Saturday evening in the Lake Tahoe area after he was struck by a tree while battling a wildfire.

The agency says in a news release that the firefighter was hit about 5:30 p.m. while working in a remote area between the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Eldorado National Forest. The release did not identify him or provide an age.

The Forest Service says a second male firefighter who was also injured in the incident has been treated and released from a nearby hospital.

(Story by: The Associated Press)