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[californiadisasters] 1953 Rattlesnake Fire, Sunday, 10 July 2016

"1953 Rattlesnake Fire" reminder
Sunday, 10 July 2016
06:00 AM to 06:00 AM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Glenn County - Mendocino National Forest
Just after 10 PM this night in 1953 a 24-man volunteer fire crew fighting an arson-caused fire on the Mendocino National Forest became entrapped in a blow-up situation in Grindstone Canyon and 15 of them were burned to death. Killed was a USFS ranger and 14 of his charges, Native American volunteer firefighters.
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