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Incident Name: Fire on the Santa Clara Ranger Unit in CA
Date: 10/6/1965
Personnel: Wanda G Woods
Age: 52
Agency/Organization:  CDF (now CAL FIRE)
Position: firefighter

Summary: On 10/6/1965 CDF firefighter Wanda Woods was fighting a fire on the Santa Clara Ranger Unit in California. She suffered a heart attack and died.

 

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  • From NWCG Fire Fatality Record: Historical Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 1910 - 1996 (407 K pdf)

    Date: 1965

    Fire Name / Location: Santa Clara Ranger Unit, CA

    1 fatality

    Agency: CDF

    Fire behavior observed: Unknown

    Remarks: Died of heart attack.

  • From 1965 CA Memorial Wall database, only CDF heart attack fatality in 1965:

    Wanda Woods

    Agency: CDF

    Date: 10/6/1965

    Cause: stress, heart attack during fire suppression

  • California, Death Index: Wanda G Woods

    Name: Wanda G Woods

    Event Type: Death

    Event Date: 06 Oct 1965

    Event Place: Santa Clara, California, United States

    Birth Date: 17 Jan 1913

    Birthplace: Missouri

    Gender: Female

    Father's Name:

    Mother's Name: Caldwell

    Age: 52

 

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Contributors to this article: Mellie

 

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