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Incident Name:  Sips Fire
Date:  8/4/1969
Personnel: Galen Northrup
Age: 30
Agency/Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Position: firefighter

Summary: On August 4, 1969, while on assignment at the Sips Fire in Wyoming, Galen Northrup died as the result of a pickup rollover. He was moving firefighting supplies across rough terrain.  His brake line was severed and he lost control.  The pickup subsequently rolled backwards and turned over.  It is believed that he attempted to exit the vehicle but was pinned instead.

(Information provided by his son.)

 

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Contributors to this article: Rick Northrup

 

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