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Incident Name: Higgins Ridge Fire, Nez Perce National Forest, ID
Date: 8/30/1961
Personnel: Ralph T McEvoy, timber management planning chief of the Nez Perce National Forest
Age: 43
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: firefighter, maps and records officer on the Higgins Ridge Fire

Summary: Ralph McEvoy -- the maps and records officer on the Higgins Ridge Fire, Nez Perce National Forest -- suffered a heart attack on August 22, 1961 just after he'd been releived of duty and was walking to the camp. He was taken to a Grangeville Hospital where he remained until his death on August 30 which resulted from complications of his heart attack.

 

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hospital in Grangeville, Idaho where he died

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  • Ralph McEvoy is survived by his widow June and his parents Mr and Mrs Tom McEvoy of Butte, ID.

 

 

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Contributors to this article: Brett Rogers

 

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