Forest Service firefighter Charlie Roberson watches as a helicopter carries away the bodies of three firefighters killed during brush fire east of Nipomo on Highway 166.
Forest Service firefighter Charlie Roberson watches as a helicopter carries away the bodies of three firefighters killed during brush fire east of Nipomo on Highway 166. Tony Hertz Telegram-Tribune
Forest Service firefighter Charlie Roberson watches as a helicopter carries away the bodies of three firefighters killed during brush fire east of Nipomo on Highway 166. Tony Hertz Telegram-Tribune

Monument to honor 4 firefighters killed in 1979 wildfire on Hwy. 166

August 11, 2017 02:34 PM

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .