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Incident Name:  Clover Mist Fire on the Shoshone National Forest (adjacent to Yellowstone National Park).
Date:  October 11, 1988, 1130 hours
Personnel:  Edward L. Hutton of Casper, Wyoming
Age: 26
Agency/Organization:  Bureau of Land Management with USFS
Position: firefighter

Summary: Wildland firefighter Ed Hutton was killed by a falling tree on the Shoshone National Forest on October 11, 1988. With his crew, he was mopping up on the Clover Mist Fire, one of the Yellowstone fires that slopped onto the national forest. A 72 foot tree fell on him from behind. He died instantly.

Photo credit: Jim Peaco, YNP 1988

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Clover Mist Fire on the Shoshone National Forest and Yellowstone. The Clover Mist Fire started in eastern Yellowstone and moved into the Clark Fork Ranger District on the Shoshone National Forest. It threatend the communities of Silver Gate and Cooke City Montana. (from the brush slasher) Ed's crew had cleared helicopter drop site and were waiting on the edge of the meadow when the tree fell on Hutton.

Ed's body taken to Cody, WY, east of Yellowstone NP.

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Contributors to this article: Bob Sommer, the brush slasher, Mellie

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