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Incident Name:  Crane Mountan Prescribed burn, Flathead National Forest, MT
Date: 11/3/1953
Personnel: Virgil Eastman
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Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: Ranger, firefighter

Summary: Ranger Virgil (Stubby) Eastman was killed November 3, 1953, when struck by a falling tree, on a control burning project on Crane Mountain. Ranger Glen Maryott was struck by the branches of the same tree, but was not injured.

(from foresthistory.org, Chapter 27, Flathead Story - Tragedies)

 

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Crane Mountain, Flathead National Forest, MT

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