Cumberland Evening Times MD) 12 August 1930
STRICKEN AT FIRE, W. VA. RANGER DIES Francis Plaistridge Lapses Into Coma Caused By Intense Heat. Elklns W Va Aug. 12.—Lasping i j*jin.m>Jt IT. • *- i tj Into a coma believed to have been cause by the intense heat and smoke, while fighting a forest fire j in the Monongahela National For-' est, at Flatrock Plains, Tucker county. Francis Plaistridge died at the Davis Memorial Hospital here yesterday afternoon. Plaistridge. who was a ranger o the Shenandoah National Forest, was a son of Mrs. E. M. Plaistridge, Northfield, Mass.. and had been married*only two months.