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Incident Name: Bennett Lumber Prescribed Fire, an escaped prescribed fire on Moscow Mountain near Moscow, Idaho
Date: 10/14/2002
Personnel: Filo M Reynolds
Age: 43
Agency/Organization: empolyee of Bennett Lumber Company which was in a mutual aid agreement with a number of agencies and private entities
Position: dozer operator/firefighter

Summary: Filo Reynolds, 43, died on 10/14/2002 after being run over by the bulldozer he had been driving. He had been fighting a 50-acre escaped prescribed fire in cut-over timber on Moscow Mountain. Filo tried to jump off the  bulldozer but it  left the road and started down the hillside toward the fire, running over him.

 

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area of Hatter Creek Road and Moscow Mountain, Idaho

 

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  • Bennett employee dies while fighting fire

    October 15, 2002 | Spokane Review

    A Bennett Lumber employee died Monday (9/14) while fighting a prescribed burn that got out of control on Moscow Mountain. Filo M. Reynolds, 43, of Harvard, died at the scene of the fire on land owned by Bennett Lumber Products north of Troy.

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  • From the Lessons Learned Center database:
    • Incident name: Bennett Lumber Prescribed Fire
    • Lat/Lon (of state): 43.613192, -116.203495
    • Date: 10/14/2002
    • Near: Moscow, Idaho
    • Type of accident: Dozer Rollover
    • Activity: Firefighting
    • Agency/organization: Private
    • Fatalities: 1
  • Bennett Lumber Company has mutual aid agreements with a number of federal and local agencies: Community Wildfire Protection Plan - Latah County (pdf)

    page 52: Bennett Lumber Fire Department

    Bennett Lumber Fire Department is a company based organization housed on the Bennett Lumber mill site, and is managed by the privately owned company's board of directors. Bennett Lumber Fire Department responds to structural, wildland, and saw mill fires. Currently the incident capacity is two or three small wildland fires, or one large fire. This organization is staffed with approximately 20 red card certified fire fighters. Bennett Lumber Fire Department has mutual aide agreements with Potlatch Rural Fire Department and Idaho Department of Lands.

 

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