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Incident Name:  Jones Hole Fire in the Jones Hole Section of Dinosaur National Monument
Date: Incident date: July 20-22, 1950; Death date: 8/2/1950
Personnel: Theador McCarrel
Age: 59
Agency/Organization: National Park Service
Position: firefighter

Summary: Theador McCarrel died on August 2, 1950 as a result of injuries received while fighting a forest fire in the Jones Hole section of Dinosaur National Monument.

 

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Jones Hole Fire Location

 

 

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Summary above is from the Department of the Secretary of the Interior, Annual Reports of Bureaus and Offices, p 347 Award for Distinguished Service
  • DOI National Park Service: Jones Hole Report (6.3 MB)
  • "Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah" (WW I): Theadore McCarrel (also death certificate is online: Theodor Mccarriel)

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  • He was awarded posthumously the Department of Interior's Distinguished Service Award for his supreme devotion to duty.

 

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Contributors to this article: ksengb

 

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