Officials ID firefighter killed in crash while battling Northern California wildfire

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Fire officials say a firefighter from Texas killed battling a wildfire in the Northern California forest was working the fire lines when her truck rolled off a remote backcountry road as she tried to escape the flames.

Diana Jones was an emergency medical technician with the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department in Texas.

The department says the 63-year-old and her son, a captain at the department, had spent the last few summers doing contract firefighting.

Jones was killed Monday while battling a blaze in Tehama County. Another firefighter was injured. 

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