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Incident Name:  a small fire along Elk Ridge, Nez Perce National Forest
Date: Incident date: 8/8/1863
Personnel: Paul A. Wisdom
Age: 36
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: firefighter DFMO Moose Creek District of the Nez Perce Forest

Summary: District Fire Management Officer (DFMO) Paul Wilson was killed on the Moose Creek District of the Nez Perce National Forest on August 8, 1963 when struck by a retardant drop from an airtanker. No one observed the drop. He was found later by a coworker.

 

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