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Ventura County Fire Department Identifies Firefighter Killed In Traffic Accident

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Ventura County firefighter killed in traffic accident in Santa Barbara County, outside of Lompoc

The Ventura County Fire Department has identified one of its firefighters killed in a traffic accident in Santa Barbara County.

Engineer Ryan Osler died in the accident just after six this morning, outside of Lompoc. He was in a water tender involved in efforts to fight the Canyon Fire. The CHP says the accident happened off of Highway 246 near Purisma Road.

The truck ended up on its side. Osler was fatally injured, and another firefighter was injured.  CHP investigators are trying to determine exactly what happened.

Osler had been with the Fire Department for 18 years, and was an engineer based at Station 42 in Moorpark.  He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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