Incident Name: Molera II Fire, Apple Pie Ridge, Big Sur, CA
Personnel: Antonio Hernandez
Agency/Organization: CDF (now CAL FIRE)
Summary: On July 9, 1989, Antonio "Abel" Hernandez was working with his crew from Gabilan Conservation Camp on a 3,100 acre arson fire near the spectacular coastline of Monterey County in the Big Sur Wilderness when he was struck and killed by a falling redwood. Six members of his crew were injured but survived.
in Big Sur's coastal wilderness, Apple Pie Ridge
- California Death Index: Antonio S Hernandez
- USFA Memorial Database: Antonio S. "Abel" Hernandez
- Abel Hernandez, from San Diego, was the father of four and due for release in February, 1990 (UPI).
Contributors to this article: George Haines, Unit Chief (retired), CAL FIRE - BEU
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