Daniel Hase a firefighter helping the Bureau of Land Management, died on July 11, 1980, when the plane he was in helping drop batteries to firefighters fighting a two-acre wildfire crashed. It was speculated that the parachute of the package they were dropping either opened prematurely inside the plane or got caught in the tail end upon exit causing the plane to crash into an isolated peak of the Schell Creek Range.
Hase was born November 8, 1959, in Ely. He attended local schools and graduated from White Pine High school in 1977. While in high school he excelled at golf and was a member of the White Pine High School Golf team. He had completed his Junior year at the University of Utah as an accounting major. Hase worked for the three summers prior to his death on the fire crew at the B.L.M. He was survived by his father, mother, sister, grandparents, aunt and uncles, and several cousins.