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Incident Name:  Coffee Mill Fire, Mariposa Ranger Unit, CA
Date: 9/1/1931
Personnel: 3 lives lost
Age: 
Agency/Organization: California Department of Forestry (now CAL FIRE)
Position: firefighter

Summary: 

Arlin J Love, 29
Frank Lovinguth
Bill Wally

On September 1, 1931, while fighting the Coffee Mill Fire, firefighters Arlin Love, Frank Lovinguth, and Bill Wally were caught or trapped by the fire and burned over. They did not survive.

(If anyone has more details -- their ages, handcrew or engine, the fire behavior, the approximate location or topography, any news articles -- please let us know.)

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