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Mann Gulch fire: A race that couldn't be wonAuthor(s): Richard C. Rothermel
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-299. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 10 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionDescribes the final 20 minutes of a smokejumper fire-fighting crew and the fire that overran 16 men as they were attempting to escape. The foreman and two firefighters escaped. Comparison with the behavior of a crew trapped by a fire in 1985 is described.
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CitationRothermel, Richard C. 1993. Mann Gulch fire: A race that couldn't be won. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-299. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 10 p.
Keywordsfire fighting, smokejumpers, fire behavior, safety, accidents
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