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Incident Name:  Sherman Creek Fire, began on Dollar Mountain, Coleville National Forest, Washington
Date: 8/19/1929
Personnel: W.P. Makeiff
Age: 
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: firefighter

Summary: WP Makeiff was fighting the Dollar Mountain Fire on the Coleville National Forest on 8/19/1929. A sudden wind change in relatively light fuels caused him to try to outrun the fire uphill. He was unsuccessful and lost his life.

 

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Dollar Mountain Fire, Coleville National Forest

Dollar Mountain Burn Game Preserve, Coleville National Forest, WA

 

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  • Historical Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 1910-1996 | A Publication of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group | Brief Description
    • Date: 1929
    • Fire Name & Location: Dollar Mountain, Coleville National Forest, WA
    • # Fatalities & Agency: 1, USFS
    • Fire Behavior Observed: Sudden wind change in relatively light fuels.
    • Remarks: Firefighter tried to outrun fire uphill.
  • Makeiff named as fallen on the Coleville NF:
Heavy loss of life in 1929 fires Heavy loss of life in 1929 fires
2 Heavy loss of life in 1929 fires 2 Heavy loss of life in 1929 fires
3 list of fallen, 1929 3 list of fallen, 1929

 

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