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Incident Name:  a fire near Beaty Cove in Bledsoe County, TN
Date:
3/28/1986
Personnel: Robert Kenneth Bell
Age: 44
Agency/Organization: Tennessee Division of Forestry
Position: firefighter, heavy equipment operator

Summary:  On March, 28 1986, Robert Kenneth Bell died of a massive myocardial infarction while plowing fireline with a tractor plow near Beaty Cove in Bledsoe County, TN. Ken served as a Forestry Aide 2 at the Summer City Fire Tower.

 

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Beaty Cove, Bledsoe County, TN

 

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  • TN DOF: Heart attack on fireline, Bledsoe County, TN
  • Note: There is no Brief historical record from the NWCG [Historical Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 1910 - 1996 (408 K pdf)] Records this far back can be incomplete.
  • United States Social Security Death Index: Robert Bell
    • Given Name: Robert
    • Surname: Bell
    • Birth Date: 5 July 1941
    • Social Security Number: 414-62-9220
    • State: Tennessee
    • Event Date: March 1986
    • Age: 45
  • Find a Grave Index Information: Robert Kenneth Bell
    • Name: Robert Kenneth Bell
    • Event Type: Burial
    • Event Date: 1986
    • vent Place: Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Photograph Included: Yes
    • Birth Date: 05 Jul 1941
    • Death Date: 28 Mar 1986
    • Affiliate Record Identifier: 30091533
    • Cemetery: Rigsby Cemetery

 

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Contributors to this article: David Fiorella

 

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