Wyoming Smokejumper Dies Of Injuries Suffered In New Mexico

Jun 3, 2021

A Wyoming smokejumper has died of injuries suffered last month while fighting a wildfire in New Mexico. 

Wyoming smokejumper Tim Hart died Wednesday from injuries sustained while fighting a fire in New Mexico.
Credit USFS


The U.S. Forest Service says Tim Hart of Cody suffered a hard fall on May 24 while responding to a fire in Hidalgo County, New Mexico. Hart was flown via air ambulance to a hospital in El Paso, Texas where he died Wednesday evening. Hart was working for the West Yellowstone, Smokejumpers in Montana at the time of his death. He had been a wildland firefighter since 2006, also working in North Carolina, Arizona, Oregon, Wyoming, Nevada and Idaho. The cause of his injuries is still under investigation.