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Incident Name: Golden Gate Estates Fire 
Date:  01/30/85, 1515 hrs
Personnel: Marco A Miranda
Age:   26
Agency/Organization:  Florida Division of Forestry
Position: Forest Ranger

Summary: Marco Miranda was using a tractor to construct a fireline when the head of the fire blew up with great intensity. Unusual fire behavior was brought on by drought conditions and a hard freeze that occured on January 21 and 22, which had killed much of the fine fuels and normally green vegetation. The victim died of carbon monoxide poisoning secondary to smoke inhalation, according to the Coroner's Report.

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  • USFA Database: Marco Miranda
  • Marco Miranda is honored on the USFA National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD. Look for his name under Florida:
National Fallen Firefighter Plaque 1985 National Fallen Firefighter Plaque 1985

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Contributors to this article: Doug Campbell, Mellie

 

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