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Incident Name: Holser Fire
Date:  July 17, 1999, 0150 hours
Personnel:  Martin Stiles
Age:  40 years
Agency/Organization:  Los Angeles County Fire Department
Position: Firefighter

Summary:
On 7/17/99 firefighter Martin Stiles, age 40, from Crew 19-3 (inmate crew) succumbed due to traumatic injuries suffered in a fall that occurred on the “Holser Fire”. This was a 2,502 acre fire located near Piru in Ventura County.

 

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Holser Fire with spotfire. General location and perimeter.

Holser Fire Location, 1999 Holser Fire Location, 1999
Holser Fire with Spotfire Holser Fire with Spotfire

Holser Fire. Exact accident location unknown.

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • USFA Memorial Database: Martin Michael Stiles
    Firefighter Stiles was a part of a Los Angeles County Fire Department Strike Team working a wildland fire incident in Ventura County. His crew was assigned to construct handline around a slop over that extended over a dozer line on a ridge. Firefighter Stiles slipped over a ridge and fell to his death 150 feet below. The time of the fatal incident was approximately 1:50 a.m.

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

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