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Incident Name:  Downy Fire
Date:  October 26, 1929
Personnel:  Ray Metz
Age:
Agency/Organization:  Los Angeles County Fire Department
Position: Firefighter

Summary:
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.

 

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Contributors to this article: Gerald Meehan, Larry Tucker, LAC

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