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Incident Name:  fire near Clarkia, Idaho
Date: 9/3/34
Personnel: Walter Kloniak of Sloan, New York
Age: 20
Agency/Organization:  Civilian Conservation Corps
Position: firefighter

Summary:

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.

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  • 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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