Incident Name: Downy Fire
Date: October 26, 1929
Personnel: Ray Metz
Agency/Organization: Los Angeles County Fire Department
On 10/26/29 Firefighter Ray Metz died during the “Downey Fire” while overhauling a eucalyptus plantation fire. He suffered traumatic injuries caused by a tractor that was involved in the firefighting efforts.
Contributors to this article: Gerald Meehan, Larry Tucker, LAC
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