Incident Name: unknown
Personnel: Dustin Mills
Agency/Organization: Capron Fire Department, Alva, OK
Position: Volunteer Firefighter
Summary: On March 22, firefighters attempted to cut off and suppress a fire blowing up in a canyon below them. Firefighter Dustin Mills of the Capron Fire Department died enroute to a wildfire that burned over 5,000 acres. Firefighter Mills died near Alva OK, when the brush truck he was riding on overturned as it drove over a smoke-obscured, 15' embankment. Mills was thrown off the back and the engine landed on top of him. He died of traumatic injuries at the scene; another firefighter received minor injuries.
The accident occurred at an unknown location near Alva, OK.
His home station was the Capron Fire Department, 407 Government St, Alva, OK 73725
- Mill's name, death date and brief bio are included in the USFA Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study, published April 2002 (2,888 K pdf)
- USFA Memorial Database: Dustin Mills and on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial under Oklahoma
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