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Incident Name: range fire, Horse Heaven Hills near Prosser, WA
Date:  7/26/1958
Personnel:  Math Swanson
Age:  71
Agency/Organization:  unknown
Position: firefighter/rancher operating a tractor to cut line

Summary: A rancher / firefighter in Horse Heaven Hills near Prosser, WA was killed on 7/26/1958 when he was burned over by a range fire while cutting fireline on a tractor.

 

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Horse Heaven Hills near Prosser, WA

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Math Swanson named as fallen

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  • Washington, Death Certificates: Math Swanson
    • Name: Math Swanson
    • Event Date: 26 Jul 1958
    • Event Place: Prosser, Benton, Washington
    • Gender: Male
    • Age (Formatted): 71 years
    • Birth Year (Estimated): 1887
    • Father's Name: Peter Svendsen
  • Find a Grave Index: Math Swanson
    • Name: Math Swanson
    • Event Date: 1958
    • Event Place: Prosser, Benton, Washington, United States of America
    • Photograph Included: Yes
    • Birth Date: 1886
    • Death Date: 1958
    • Affiliate Record Identifier: 43327205
    • Cemetery: Prosser Cemetery

 

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  • Find a Grave: Math Swenson
  • Headstone at the Prosser Cemetary

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Contributors to this article:  Mellie

 

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