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Incident Name:  Hull Mountain Fire near Medford, Oregon
Date: 8/25/94
Personnel:  Sidney Maplesden, Jr
Age: 25
Agency/Organization: under contract with Oregon Department of Forestry
Position: Dozer Operator

Summary: On August 25, Sidney Maplesden, Jr, a contract bulldozer operator was attempting to cut a fire break around a spot fire on the Hull Mountain Fire near Medford, on Oregon Department of Forestry lands. Fire behavior became extreme: 90 degree temperature; relative humidity was 22%; and it was burning in oak, madrone, ponderosa pine. The fire began spotting up to one-quarter mile. Fire intensity quickly grew and the fire became a large plume dominated event. Sidney Maplesdon and his dozer were overrun by the main fire and he was killed.

 

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The Hull Mountain Fire was near Medford, OR in Sam's Valley

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Sidney Maplesden named as fallen Sidney Maplesden named as fallen

 

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

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Oregon Memorial to Fallen Firefighters:

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