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Incident Name: Siskiyou-Blue 2 Complex
Date: injured 08/26/08, died 09/11/08
Personnel: Curtis Hillman
Age: 77
Agency/Organization: Private Contractor
Position: Dozer Operator

Summary: Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Curtis Hillman, Sr., of TNT Construction (U.S. Forest Service Contractor) died on September 11, 2008 as a result of a head injury sustained as he jumped or fell while operating heavy equipment at the Siskiyou and Blue 2 Complex fires on August 25, 2008.

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  • From The Record Searchlight, Flags at half-staff for fallen contract firefighter: Link to Online article
  • Eureka Times Standard Obituary:
    Curtis Hillman is survived by his wife Susan of Happy Camp, brother Grant Hillman of Orleans, children Charlene Neaf and husband Danny of Weaverville; Curtis R. Hillman Jr. and girlfriend Serena of Arcata; Leeon C. Hillman and wife Erin of Happy Camp; Shelly Niewinski and husband Jeff of Weaverville; Skooter Hillman of Happy Camp, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Mercy Medical Center Hospitality House in Redding.

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Contributors to this article: Mellie (provided hardcopy of the Eureka Times Standard Obituary)

 

 

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