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Incident Name:  fire near Julian CA
Date: 5/14/1934
Personnel: 3 lives lost
Age: 
Agency/Organization: State ERA modeled after the Federal Emergency Relief (FERA) during the Depression
Position: firefighters

Summary: 

ERA Camp members, near Julian CA, 60 mi NE of San Diego

Clarence L Harris, 27, of Topika KS
John H Leapley, 37, of Jacksonville OR
Ambrose Williams, 21, of Westel TN

Overcome on a mountain trail on 5/14/1934, three members of a state emergency relief camp perished as they tried to outrun wind-whipped flames. Their remains were later found by fellow crew-members.

 

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