Incident Name: unknown fire believed to be on Eightmile Ridge, Winthrop Ranger District, Chelan National Forest
Date: 1934; exact date are unknown, arbitrarily chosen as 08/15 so the database works; we continue to look for correct information
Personnel: Russell Blakely
Summary: In 1934 Russell Blakely was fighting a fire believed to be in the Eightmile area when he was struck by a rolling rock. He died from his injuries. Very little is known about this incident.
(From the Methow Valley Wildland Firefighter Memorial Brochure, 2007.)
Print image of the memorial sculpture from the Methow Valley Memorial Dedication Brochure, 2007
Believed to be Eightmile area; Eightmile Ridge is marked below.
- Theysaid: 9/14/06, raising money for the memorial
- Methow Valley Wildland Firefighter Memorial, dedicated Nov 27, 2007: Brochure (690 K pdf)
- Online Article: Firefighting Memorial Dedication is Nov. 27 in Winthrop
- Memorial located in Mac Lloyd Park in Winthrop, WA.
Memorial Location: From Hwy 20 at milepost 191.5, in the town of Winthrop, turn left (west) into the municipal parking lot at the big Red Barn (If anyone knows the lat/lon, please let us know.)
Rt 20 at Winthrop, WA
Contributors to this article: Tom Leuschen, Wildland Firefighter Foundation
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