Personnel: Joe Gandera
Position: fire fighter
Summary: Firefighter Joe Gandera, 30, of Lamont, was trapped by the flames of a 8,500-acre brush and grass fire near Keene in Kern Co, CA. He died of asphyxiation, becoming the first man to die fighting fires in California in 1973.
brush and grass fire near Keene in Kern Co, CA
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