Rancho Cucamonga Firefighter Pilot Killed in Helicopter Crash While Fighting Central California Fires

Firefighter helicopter pilot Mike Fournier was killed in a helicopter crash while fighting a wildfire in Coalinga, California on Wednesday August 19th. Fournier was from Rancho Cucamonga.

About 100 people stood in Fournier’s Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood to pay their respects to the fallen firefighter pilot Monday morning. A procession of fire vehicles passed through his neighborhood before his casket was taken to a nearby mortuary.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation Fournier was the only person aboard the helicopter.