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Funeral for South Dakota firefighter set for Tuesday

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Trampus Haskvitz, 23, died fighting the Coal Canyon Fire on Thursday
  • The governor requests flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday
  • The fire, which was sparked by lightning, has covered 5,214 acres

(CNN) -- Funeral services will take place Tuesday for a South Dakota firefighter who died battling a massive blaze in the southern Black Hills.

Trampus Haskvitz, 23, died Thursday while fighting the Coal Canyon Fire just north of Edgemont, according to a statement from South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office.

Daugaard has requested all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of the state forest firefighter.

Haskvitz grew up in Hot Springs and recently graduated from Dickinson State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration, according to the governor's office.

Two other firefighters were injured battling the blaze.

By late Monday, the Coal Canyon Fire had covered 5,214 acres and was 60% contained, according to InciWeb, an online database that keeps track of natural disasters such as fires and floods. It was sparked by lighting early Thursday, according to the database.

CNN's Jessica Jordan contributed to this report.

 
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