Incident Name: Snowshoe Fire on the Malheur National Forest, burning between Burns and John Day, OR
Date: August 15, 1990
Personnel: Julius Christian Starr resident of Roseburg Oregon and Assistant FMO on the Umpqua District of the Umpqua National Forest
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: firefighter and firefighter manager
Summary: On August 15, 1990, Julius C. Starr collapsed and during briefing in firecamp on the Snowshoe Fire on the Malheur National Forest. Medical personnel in firecamp administered immediate first aid. Julius was unconscious and breathing when taken to a hospital in John Day, OR. He was later flown to Bend, where he passed away. He had died of a stroke.
- The NWCG list of Wildland Firefighter Fatalities by Year (1910-2011) (97 K pdf) has one Oregon Fatality listed in 1990; that Firefighter collapsed and died on the Malheur National Forest of a stroke (page 12).
- Oregon Death Index: Julius Christian Starr
- Julius' name and death date are included in the USFA Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study, published April 2002 (2,888 K pdf)
- Hotlist: Recent additions to Always Remember, includes question about Julius Starr's death
Contributors to this article: John Miller, Rene Vanderhooft, Mellie
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