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Incident Name:  small forest fire on a forest near Yampa, CO
Date: 9/18/1991
Personnel: Kevin Doyle Keel from the Routt National Forest in CO
Age: 23
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: firefighter

Summary: Firefighter Kevin Keel was killed on September 18, 1991, when the top of a tree fell on him. He was fighting a small forest fire near Yampa, Colorado, south of Steamboat Springs.

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fire on a forest near Yampa, Colorado, south of Steamboat Springs; location below is of the Yampa Ranger District

 

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • USFA Retrospective 1990-1993

    Date: 9/18/91
    Name: Kevin D. Keel
    Job: Career Firefighter
    Event location state: CO
    Employer: USDA Forest Service, Routt National Forest (home forest)
  • Kevin Keel's name and death date are included in the USFA Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study, published April 2002 (2,888 K pdf)
  • US Forest Service Heroes Memorial: Kevin D. Keel

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Contributors to this article: John Miller, T Dallison

 

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