BOISE -- A memorial service is planned this Friday, October 4 for Bureau of Land Management - Boise smokejumper Mark Urban.

Urban, who was a senior member of the crew, died in a parachuting accident near Prairie on Friday, September 27.

His memorial service will be held at the National Interagency Fire Center lawn at 2:00 p.m., and it will be hosted by BLM's Great Basin Smokejumpers.

Urban leaves behind a wife in Boise, and family back east.

Urban is the 33rd wildland firefighter lost in the line of duty this year. It's second worst year for firefighting fatalities on record.

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