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Incident Name:  Welcome Lake Fire or Long Lake Fire on the Huron National Forest
Date: 5/8/1937
Personnel: Andrew D. Lindgren
Age: 43
Agency/Organization:  US Forest Service
Position: firefighter

Summary: On May 8, 1937, while fighting the Welcome Lake Fire in the Huron National Forest, Andrew D. Lindgren and his men became trapped. Lindgren directed the men to safety, but lost his own life. He was awarded the North American Forest Fire Medal for bravery. (From Roosevelt's Tree Army. Michigan's Civilian Conservation Corps)

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Plainfield, Iosco County, Michigan from his death certificate

application for headstone location: Cemetary in Teivela, Michigan

Near the accident:

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned Center Record from the Incident Review Lookup Utility
Andrew Lindgren, Welcome Lake Fire Andrew Lindgren, Welcome Lake Fire

 

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Wildlandfire.com Links:

 

 

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Media Articles and Reports

  • Obituary or Article appears in the Tawas Herald -- Oscoda and AuSable Wiped out by Fire. [link has instructions for obtaining the article.]

 

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Photos, Videos, & Tributes

  • Huron-Manistee NF: Lumberman's Memorial Room video
  • Lindgren was awarded the North American Forest Fire Medal for bravery.
  • 1937 Long Lake Fire, Fallen Firefighter remembered on Huron National Forest

    USDA 1/21/2011 9:53 AM

    A memorial was held on August 8, 2009 to honor fallen firefighter Andrew Lindgren who died fighting the 1937 Long Lake Fire on the Huron National Forest...

  • About CCC Camps in Michigan (11 K pdf)

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Contributors to this article: Mellie

 

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