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2001, July 10
Four U.S. Forest Service firefighers died while fighting the Thirtymile Fire in the area. Several others were injured including two hikers. The fire began with a campfire about 30 miles north of Winthrop. It quickly grew and more firefighters were sent to help. After the fire was most controlled, a less experienced crew was sent in to mop up, but the fire blew up and surrounded them. Though they did make it into their shelters, four died.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Winthrop and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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