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Incident Name:  small fire off Route 1 near Morrison, TN
Date: 3/18/1981
Personnel: William Harold Shields
Agency/Organization: Tennessee Division of Forestry
Position: firefighter

Summary: William Harold Shields was a part-time crew member on the Rock Island Fire Tower crew in Warren County, TN.  He died of smoke inhalation on a small fire off of Route 1 near Morrison, TN on March 18, 1981.


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Morrison, TN


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  • TN DOF: Smoke inhalation; succumbed on the fireline in Warren County, TN
  • Note: No Brief anonymous record from the historical NWCG archive [Historical Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 1910 - 1996 (408 K pdf)] Often the records durng these early years were incomplete.
  • Information from Find a Grave Index: William Harold Shields

    Name: William Harold Shields

    Event Type: Burial

    Event Date: 1981

    Event Place: McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States of America

    Photograph Included: Yes

    Birth Date: 08 Aug 1940

    Death Date: 18 Mar 1981

    Affiliate Record Identifier: 27294192

    Cemetery: Shellsford Cemetery


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Contributors to this article: David Fiorella


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