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Incident Name:  Clearwater Fire near Pierce, Idaho
Date: 8/10/35
Personnel: Carl A. Carlson of Batavia, IL
Age: 19
Agency/Organization:  Civilian Conservation Corps
Position: CCC Enrollee in Company 1654, firefighter

Summary:

On August 10, 1935 Carl Carlson, a 19 year old CCC enrollee, was on patrol duty on a forest fire near Pierce ID. He was struck on the head by a burning snag and died. The fire began in slashings near the divide between Beaver and Scofield Creeks in the Clearwater Country Friday and spread under the urge of a high wind Saturday into timber owned by Potlach Forests, Inc. The fire was contained at 1000 acres. Carl had been in the CCC for 3 weeks.

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near the divide between Beaver and Scofield Creeks in the Clearwater Country; near Pierce, ID

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Contributors to this article: Mellie, John Miller

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