The Dude Fire

The Dude Fire (HMIRO)

Location: Payson, AZ 85541 Gila County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 22.231', W 111° 14.165'

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On June 25, 1990 a lightning caused fire entrapped ten members of the Perryville fire crew in this canyon. Resulting in six fatalities. Before the fire was contained it had burned more than 24,000 acres and destroyed over 70 structures.

This tragic event inspired Paul Gleason to formulate L.C.E.S. (Lookout, Communication, Escape Route, Safety Zones) now a minimum safety standard for wildland firefighting. Lessons learned from this incident continue to influence fire suppression around the world today.
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HM NumberHMIRO
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Placed ByUnited States Forest Service, Tonto National Forest, Payson Ranger District, Paid and Volunteer Staff Time
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 478293 N 3803264
Decimal Degrees34.37051667, -111.23608333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.231', W 111° 14.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 13.86" N, 111° 14' 9.90" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-83 National Forest Route 64, Payson AZ 85541, US
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