Incident Name: Forest Fires of Northern Minnesota and Canada
Personnel: many lives lost, 3 documented in the Gazette
Position: probably pickup firefighters
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.
- Another Montreal Gazette 10/12/1938 article names Joe Dardis, firefighter Fred Servis and CCC youth Orville Williams as fallen
- Minnesota Deaths and Burials: Joseph Thomas Dardis | Fred Servis
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