Two Keweenaw Indian Community Bay Firefighters Killed in an Accident on Way to Fight Utah Fire
BLAINE, MINNESOTA— The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is mourning the loss of two of its members and Beartown Firefighting squad who died in a van accident in Blaine, Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, August 27, 2016.
The two who have walked are Alan Schwartz, 25, and James Shelifoe, 23, both of Baraga, Michigan. Seven others in the van were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover, according to a press release issued Sunday by the Tribe.
The Tribe released this statement last night: