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Incident Name:  Round Butte Fire, Fremont National Forest
Date:  9/7/1955
Personnel: Wesley W Weston of Bly, OR
Age: 40
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Position: firefighter

Summary: Wesley Weston and three other firefighters had been working using 2 "tractors" to complete a fireline or fire trail on the Round Butte Fire between Klamath Falls and Lakeview, OR. Fire behavior on the Round Butte Fire picked up, it made a 4 mi run, and Weston and the others' line was overrun. Weston's body was found later.

 

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Lakeview, Oregon

The fire was located on the Fremont National Forest, between Klamath Falls and Lakeview, OR, origin near Round Butte.

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Wesley Weston, second OR fire death, 1955 Wesley Weston, second OR fire death, 1955
Wesley Weston, second OR fire death, 1955 Wesley Weston, second OR fire death, 1955

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