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Incident Name: unknown brush fire on Mt Washington
Date: 6/9/19, died 6/20/19
Personnel:  Roman W. Ritters
Age: 43
Agency/Organization: Los Angeles Fire Department
Position: Lieutenant, in command of Hose Company No. 1

Summary: Appointed August 15, 1907 and died June 20, 1919 of burns suffered June 9 at brush fire. Grass fires threatened the Mt Washington area with 52 alarms being sent to the LAFD, a record. While attempting to save a number of houses near Marmion Way and Pasadena Avenue, Roman Ritters was caught in a back draught and seriously burned about the head, face and body. He died 11 days later.

from the LAFD Historical Memorial Archive

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Burnover Location, now

Marmion Way and Pasadena Avenue, Mt Washington.
Engine 1 was housed at 1901 Pasadena Ave, a few miles from the accident site, at that time.
The park on Mount Washington is now named "Elyria Canyon Park".

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