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13 year old Wyatt Tofte died in oregon wildfire while trying to save his grandmother(Bio, Age, Wiki)

A young boy was found dead with his dog in his lap after trying to escape Oregon wildfire

Wyatt Tofte Bio,Wiki,Age

Wyatt Tofte, 13, died Tuesday in the wildfires in Marion County, Oregon, along with his 71-year-old grandmother, Peggy Mosso, a family spokesperson told CNN. He died while holding his dog in the midst of an Oregon wildfire. He is credited with heroically going back to try to save his grandmother from the blaze. Tragically, she died too.

Wyatt Tofte Age

He died at the age of 13 years old

Wyatt Tofte death

He perished with his grandmother in the Marion County, Oregon, blaze. Her name was Peggy Mosso. Mosso was found dead in a car that went up in flames, as her daughter and Wyatt Tofte’s mother, Angela, stood nearby attempting to save her. Angela survived but is in critical condition. Her husband and Tofte’s father, Chris, also survived.

Both Wyatt and Mosso died in a burning car, CNN reported, as Wyatt’s mother tried to save them. A relative, Ashley Tofte, wrote on Facebook, “Wyatt went back with his dog to save his Grandma. His last moments were heroic and full of love, together with his grandmother and his puppy.”

The family statement, given to CNN, read, “Our family is devastated by the loss of our kind-hearted 13-year-old Wyatt and his beloved grandmother Peggy in the Santiam Fire in the early morning of September 8th.”

Lonnie Bertalotto wrote a tribute to Wyatt on Facebook, writing, “The Lions Head fire took the life of many people today including my mom Peggy Mosso and nephew Wyatt Tofte. It also left my sister seriously burned and in Legacy ICU. Don’t take anything in life for granted and make the best of everyday.” The post included a series of family pictures. The father is”the grandson of the creators of Enchanted Forest in Salem.”

“On Tuesday, September 8th, the lives of Chris and Angie were changed forever,” it says, referring to Wyatt’s parents. “A devastating wildfire surrounded the couple’s home in the early hours of the morning, and despite the heroic efforts of Chris and Angie, Angie’s mother, Peggy, and the couple’s 13-year-old son, Wyatt, were killed by the fire. At first, Wyatt was missing and there was hope, but 2 days later he was found in a car, with his dog in his lap and had not survived the Santiam fire.”

There is a GoFundMe page for donations to the family, set up to help the surviving family members (the parents of Wyatt) has raised more than $136,000.
At least four people have been killed by the fires in Oregon and Washington state. And wildfires in California have killed at least 20 people since mid-August.
In southern Oregon, two small cities — Phoenix and Talent, home to 11,000 people combined — have been almost completely destroyed by the fires.
“This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire in our state’s history,” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday.

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