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Incident Name:  SE of Beckley in Summers County
Date: 11/22/1934
Personnel: Henry Frith
Age: 19
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Position: firefighter

Summary: Henry Frith, 19, was fighting a fire in Summers County. There were numerous fires burning in the region. He was "crushed to death by a blazing tree which fell on Zion Mountain," WV. The tree had been burned about the base and toppled upon him under the force of the 35 mph gale-force winds. Henry was from Summers, WV, about 2 air miles away from the fire and tree that fell.

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Zion Mountain, Hinton, WV

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