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Incident Name:  Forest Fires of Northern Minnesota and Canada
Date: 10/11-12/1938
Personnel: many lives lost, 3 documented in the Gazette
Age:
Agency/Organization: unknown
Position: probably pickup firefighters

Summary:

Joe Dardis, 65, of International Falls, MN
Fred Servis, 55 of International Falls, MN

On October 12, 1938, Joseph Dardis, 69 of International Falls MN, died of a heart attack while aiding in the rescue work necessitated by forest fires in Northern Minnesota. (from the Montreal Gazette, Oct 12, 1938 and MN Death Record)

from another Montreal Gazette, 10/12/1938 article:
Fred Servis suffocated and died on 10/10/1938 near International Falls while engaged in firefighting. Death records show he was 55 years old.

Orville Williams a CCC youth, age 19, died in a forestry service vehicle accident. His Always Remember page is at the link.

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