Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 Historical

Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 Historical (HM1VWA)

Location: Sinnamahoning, PA 15861 Cameron County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 21.223', W 78° 3.985'

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Seven teenage Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees and a forestry foreman lost their lives attempting to extinguish a 134-acre wildfire here. The crew had insufficient experience and training and were exhausted from fighting a previous fire. The Wildfire Lessons Learned Center incorporated these tragic events into a case study for training firefighters nationwide. The ongoing training has saved many lives.
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HM NumberHM1VWA
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 745408 N 4582177
Decimal Degrees41.35371667, -78.06641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.223', W 78° 3.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 13.38" N, 78° 3' 59.1" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near PA-872, Sinnamahoning PA 15861, US
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