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Incident Name: grass fire near Harrington WA
Date: 8/9/1936
Personnel: Bert (Henry) Zink
Age: 53
Agency/Organization: Great Northern Railway
Position: firefighter, railroad construction worker

Summary: On 8/9/1936 near Harrington, Washington, Bert Zink, 53, was one of a large number of wildland firefighters trying to contain one of many fires burning across the West and Midwest. Bert was crushed by a large tree while fighting a relatively small wildfire. He worked at the Great Northern Railway as a construction worker and was sent with other employees to fight the fire east-south-east of Spokane.

 

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  • Washington Death Certificate: Bert Zink
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