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Incident Name:  8000 Fire, near Gleason Mountain, WA, Kaniksu National Forest (now Coleville NF)
Date: 9/2/1939
Personnel: Martin Anderson
Age: 45
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: firefighter

Summary: On September 2, 1939, Martin Anderson was fighting the 8000 Fire near Gleason Mountain on the Kaniksu National Forest, WA when he was struck by a burning snag. Although his fellow firefighters carried him by stretcher for six hours trying to save his life, he did not survive.

 

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Contributors to this article: Brett Rogers

 

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