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    MA Firefighter Dies Working Montana Wildfire

    MA Firefighter Dies Working Montana Wildfire

    MARIA WAICKOWSKI
    Firehouse.com News

    Wayne Mickle, 48, a firefighter that worked for the Massachusetts Wildfire Crew, Bureau for Forest Fire Control recently died of an apparent heart attack in his tent while working at Boles Meadow (Mineral and Primms Peak) Fire camp in Condon, MT. Mickle was dispatched from his state job to the wildland firefighting assignment with the National Interagency Fire Center. He was battling forest fires near Missoula, Montana (Boles/Rattlesnake fire complex) and had reportedly complained in a phone call to his wife after coming off of the fire line that he was not feeling well and might seek medical attention.

    The visitation is scheduled for this afternoon from 4-7 p.m. and the funeral service is tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Dwyer Funeral Home. The funeral home is located at 776 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201-4110.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in care of the Dwyer Funeral Home.


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    Mickle, Wayne W

    Age: 48
    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Rank: State Firefighter I
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Status: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 08/15/2003
    Duty Type: Other
    Incident Time: 05:45
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 08/15/2003
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Massachusetts Wildfire Crew, Bureau of Forest Fire
    P.O. Box 1433
    Pittsfield , Massachusetts 01202
    Chief: Lawrence F. Ray

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Mickle died while in camp in his sleep from an apparent heart attack. Mickle was working with the Massachusetts Wildfire Crew battling forest fires near Missoula, Montana (Boles/Rattlesnake fire complex) and had reportedly complained in a phone call to his wife after coming off of the fire line that he was not feeling well and might seek medical attention.

    Funeral Arrangements:
    Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 1100hrs at DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St., Pittsfield. Calling hours will be Monday, Aug. 18, from 1600hrs to 1900hrs at the funeral home.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in care of the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201-4110, Phone: (413) 442-5094


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