Incident Name: Bland Mountain Fire
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Agency/Organization: Douglas Forest Protective Association
Position: logger firefighters
Mark Giles, 30
James Richard Moore, 55
On July 15, 1987 Mark Giles and James Moore who had been fighting the fire were entrapped and burned over near a logging camp with their logging equipment. They did not survive. Historically, loggers and fallers who were employees of timber companies often worked together with state and federal agencies to fight forest fires. Their equipment also became part of the mutual firefighting effort.
Bland Mountain Fire Area. The fire was large. If anyone has a more specific location, please let us know.
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