Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Fire forces the crew out
The crew was involved in burnout operations yesterday in attempt to keep the main fire away from structures. The wind shifted on the crew and the fire was heading their direction, so they left the area and made it to a safe staging area. Also, while leaving the area, they encountered a young brown bear leaving the area. There was a shelter deployment on the fire, but the crew was not involved in that. The crew was moved to the head of the fire in a residential area to fire out around the structures, and was successful in holding the line. Many of the first season employees got a real taste of the "hotshot" life and intense fire behavior sights and sounds. Their first shift was very busy and they headed back to camp last night to eat, sleep and get ready for shift two on the fire.
As of this morning the fire is 44% contained, but there is a red flag warnings of high winds.
Posted by Hotshot's Wife at 12:22 PM