Incident Name: fire near Clarkia, Idaho
Personnel: Walter Kloniak of Sloan, New York
Agency/Organization: Civilian Conservation Corps
On September 3, 1934, Walter Kloniak, a CCC "Boy" -- really a young man -- died fighting a forest fire near Clarkia ID. He was struck by a falling tree and perished.
His death brings to five the number of men killed fighting fires in 1934 in Region No. 1 of the Forest Service.
Earlier in August, three other CCC firefighters died in Idaho and one died in California after being hit by a tree.
- CCC Worker Is Killed Fighting Forest Fire
Sep 4, 1934| pay per view article
The death of Walter Kloniak, 20, of Sloan, NY, a Civilian Conservation Corps worker, while fighting a forest fire near Clarkia, Idaho, ...
His death brings to five the number of men killed fighting fires in Region No. 1 of the forest service, which embraces Western Montana, Northern Idaho and North Dakota...
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