Boulder Firefighters Help Father of Fallen Brother
March 02--Fire has taken much from Duaine "Whitey" Smith over the course of his 91 years.
At age 10, he lost his father to a fire that also claimed the family home in Ames, Iowa.
On Jan. 26, 1982, his young son, Scott Smith, was one of two firefighters killed in a Boulder Fire Department training exercise held in an old chicken coop near the corner of Hawthorn Avenue and 15th Street. The exercise went horribly wrong when highly combustible fiberboard ceiling tiles in the coop were ignited...
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