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Incident Name: Decker Fire, 146-acre fire
Date: July 4, 1976
Personnel: Galen Hartman
Age: 44
Agency/Organization: Los Angeles County Fire Department
Position: Crew Foreman

Summary:
On 7/4/76 Crew Foreman Galen Hartman died after being struck in the head by a rolling rock on the “Decker Fire”. This was a 146-acre fire located near Lake Sherwood in Ventura County.

 

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

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