The 1949 Mann Gulch disaster

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douglas said...

Another good one, Tex. Fascinating, and obviously tragic story.
This is the first I learned that in wildfires, "that death by smoke and toxic gas inhalation, while common in structure fires because of the confined atmosphere, is virtually nonexistent among wildland fire fatalities." That's a terrible fact. All the more reason to have respect for Smokejumpers.