High tech firefighting

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High tech firefighting

Post by dave54 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:44 pm

A newspaper article on one of the tools still used to haul equipment in the Wilderness.

https://kiem-tv.com/2020/08/10/pack-mul ... plex-fire/

Using mules to deliver supplies leaves the helicopters free for other critical missions. Plus mules work in all kinds of weather.

This fire is deep in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Normally it would be a modified suppression/confine strategy, but due to Covid and other factors it is being fully suppressed. So base camps are set up in the Wilderness to support the firefighting.


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Post by balzaccom » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:43 pm

The view from my classroom at the college this evening. The fire is 20-30 miles away. Big fire.

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Re: High tech firefighting

Post by rlown » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:55 pm

Now all you need is an earthquake to finish it off..

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