Updated Saturday 6 p.m.
Cal Fire says a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park.
Officials say 36-year old Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed Saturday morning while battling the Ferguson Fire, after his bulldozer overturned.
Varney is survived by his wife, Jessica, 5-year-old daughter, Malhea and 3-year-old son, Nolan, according to a statement released by Gov. Jerry Brown's office.
"Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, a man who dedicated his life to protecting his fellow Californians," said Brown in the statement. "We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and many colleagues who are mourning this sudden and tragic loss."