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Incident Name:  Boise or Placerville Fire on Boise National Forest
Date: 8/25/1931
Personnel: 2 lives lost
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Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: firefighters

Summary: 

Nolan Warner, 31, of Fillmore, UT, death certificate lists place of death as Grimes Pass, Boise National Forest
Herbert Lewis Harvey, 22, of Boise, ID, death certificate lists place of death as Idaho City, Boise National Forest

Nolan Warner and Herbert Harvey were entrapped, burned over and died on August 25, 1931, as large lightning-caused fires near Boise, Idaho City and other national forest locations burned actively across a wide front. The two died on a ridge between Pioneerville and the South Fork of the Payette River. The fire spotted behind the fireline and entrapped them between the spot fire and the main fire.

 

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fires in the Idaho Panhandle near Boise, Idaho City and Grimes Pass; ridge between Pioneerville and the South Fork of the Payette River

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Nolan Warner & Herbert Harvey named as fallen Nolan Warner & Herbert Harvey named as fallen
Nolan Warner & Herbert Harvey named as fallen Nolan Warner & Herbert Harvey named as fallen

 

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