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Incident Name:
Date: Incident date: 8/26/1975; Dan died on 8/28/1975
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Age: 
Agency/Organization: Tooele Fire Department
Position: police officers, firefighters

Summary: 

Lauren Dow, age 27
Daniel James, age 19

On 8/26/1975, two county deputy sheriffs were working on the flank of a small grass and sagebrush fire when the wind shifted. The fire overran them. Lauren died that day of her burns and Danny died two days later.

 

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Fire was near Stockton UT

Died at the University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

 

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Historical Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 1910-1996
    • Year: 1975
    • Location: Stockton, UT
    • Number: 2
    • Agency: PVT.
    • Fire Behavior: Sagebrush and grass, gentle to rolling topography. Wind changed direction.
    • Remarks: Two county deputy sheriffs were working on flank of a small fire when the wind shifted.
  • Utah Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths, 1920-2012, by Steve Lutz
    • Name: Lauren E. Dow; Date: 26-Aug-75; Cause: wildland (burned over); Fire Department: Tooele Fire Department
    • Name: Daniel A. James; Date: 28-Aug-75; Cause: wildland (burned over); Fire Department: Tooele Fire Department
  • US Social Security Death Index: Lauren Dow, age 27
  • Firefighters named (but Loren was female)...
Lauren Dow & Danny James, fallen Lauren Dow & Danny James, fallen

 

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Photos, Videos, & Tributes

credit: Billion Graves:

Lauren Dow Lauren Dow

credit: Billion Graves:

Danny James, fallen Danny James, fallen

 

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Contributors to this article:  Steve Lutz

 

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