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Incident Name:  Warm Springs fire ion the Payette National Forest
Date: August 21, 1949
Personnel: Chester A. Johnson
Age: 
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: firefighter

Summary: Firefighters were brought in from Oregon to fight two fires raging on the Payette National Forest in August of 1949. According to a news article of the Associated Press, the charred body of Chester A Johnson, one of the Portland Oregon firefighters, was found on Saturday August 25, 1949 on the Payette National Forest's Warm Springs Fire near McCall, Idaho. He had been missing since Sunday, August 21st.

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Payette National Forest's Warm Springs Fire near McCall, Idaho

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Few details, except that it happened.

Chester Johnson record in the Lessons Learned Center Database Chester Johnson record in the Lessons Learned Center Database

Chester Johnson named by the news media Chester Johnson named by the news media

 

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