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Incident Name: grass fire
Date: 6/20/1987
Personnel: Merwin P Weitzell
Age: 66
Agency/Organization: Log Cabin Volunteer Fire Department
Position: firefighter

Summary: On June 20, 1987 firefighter Merwin P Weitzell was fighting a grass fire as a member of the Spillway Volunteer Fire Department when he suffered a heart attack and died.

 

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Spillway Volunteer Fire Department, Azle, TX (now Fort Worth)

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  • Record from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's list of Historical Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 1910-1996
    • Date: 1987
    • Fire Name/Location: Azle, TX, Spillway Vol FD
    • Fatalities: 1
    • Agency: PVT.
    • Fire Behavior: Grass fire
    • Remarks: Heart attack at a grass fire.
  • United States Social Security Death Index: Merwin Weitzell
    • Given Name: Merwin
    • Surname: Weitzell
    • Birth Date: 9 February 1921
    • Social Security Number: 549-18-5668
    • State: California
    • Event Date: June 1987
    • Age: 66
  • Texas Death Index: Merwin Pomeroy Weitzel
    • Name: Merwin Pomeroy Weitzel
    • Gender: Male
    • Event Date: 20 Jun 1987
    • County: Henderson
    • Event Place: Henderson, Texas, United States

 

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