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Review: Decision to Defend Fire Station Nearly Cost Lives in Dolan Fire

January 24, 2022 7:36 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/01/24/review-decision-to-defend-fire-station-nearly-cost-lives/ OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A firefighting crew’s decision to stay and defend its beloved station on California’s central coast nearly cost the lives of 14 firefighters who were overrun by flames, according to a report released Friday by an organization that promotes firefighter safety. Fourteen firefighters deployed emergency shelters on Sept. 8,…

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L.A. County and Forest Service Firefighters Survive Near Miss

December 14, 2021 9:57 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/12/14/l-a-county-and-forest-service-firefighters-survive-near-miss-on-the-route-fire/ On September 11, Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a brush fire near Highway 99. Shortly after they arrived the fire and took hold on both sides of the highway. In the shifting winds the flank of the fire became the head of the fire, and it nearly…

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Video: Residents Thank Firefighters in Lake Tahoe, California

September 17, 2021 7:20 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/09/17/video-residents-thank-firefighters-in-lake-tahoe-california/ This video from the U.S. Forest Service shows local residents thanking firefighters as they depart from the lines after a ferocious battle against the Caldor Fire in late summer 2021. The post Video: Residents Thank Firefighters in Lake Tahoe, California appeared first on The Wildland Firefighter. Get The Mitagator The Mitagator™ Fire…

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U.S. Wildfire Officials See Increasing Demand for Firefighters

June 23, 2021 10:22 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/23/u-s-wildfire-officials-see-increasing-demand-for-firefighters/ 47 large fires are currently burning across the U.S.   In this photo provided by the California Interagency Willow Fire Incident, smoke rises from the Willow Fire near Big Sur, Calif., on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West. In California, firefighters…

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Hotshot Critically Injured Fighting New Mexico Wildfire

May 25, 2021 8:40 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/feed/ Firefighter injured fighting the Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County   (InciWeb)   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wildland firefighter was critically injured while fighting a wildfire on private land in southwestern New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexico border, state officials said Tuesday. The firefighter works for the U.S. Forest Service and was…

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