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Incident Name:  Quartz Mountain Fire on the Kootenai National Forest, MT
Date: 8/27/1939
Personnel: Donald Beck
Age: 17
Agency/Organization: Civilian Conservation Corps working for the US Forest Service
Position: firefighter

Summary: On August 27, 1939, Donald Beck and his Copmpany 530 CCC crew from Libby Montana were fighting the Quartz Mountain Fire on the Kootenai National Forest, in Montana when he was struck by a burning snag. He did not survive.

 

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Quartz Mountain Fire on the Kootenai National Forest, MT

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  • Donald Beck, Company 530 CCC Libby was killed by a snag on the Quartz Mountain Fire

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  • Montana Death Index: Donald Beck
    Event Date 28 Aug, 1939
    Death Location placed as Lincoln, MT

 

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Contributors to this article: Brett Rogers

 

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