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Incident Name:  enroute to the Danny Fire
Date: 08/19/1994
Personnel:  David Castro
Age: 39
Agency/Organization: Private under contract with the USFS
Position: owner-operator

Summary: Firefighter David Castro died of traumatic injuries suffered when his water tanker truck overturned on the Quincy–Oroville Highway along the Feather River while en route to the Danny Fire, Plumas National Forest, CA on August 19, 1994.

 

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The "Quincy-Oroville Highway" runs through the treacherous Feather River Canyon.

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  • Forest Service Fire Management Today, Vol 55, No. 1, 1995 "In Memoriam"

    Forest Service Fire Management Today, Vol 55, No. 1, 1995 In Memoriam Forest Service Fire Management Today, Vol 55, No. 1, 1995 In Memoriam

  • David's name is listed under California on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial plaque in Maryland.

    1994 National Memorial Plaque 1994 National Memorial Plaque

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