Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I got invited to go up and watch the continuation of the burn that was started last week. Here are some sequential photos of the progress of the burn from start to nearly the finish of yesterdays ignition from about 4:00 p.m. to just after 9:00 p.m. I estimate that this burn was somewhere near 300 acres. This coupled with what was burned last week makes about 500 acres of a 3308 acre burn complete.

On the right side of most of the pictures there is a double topped fir tree that I left when I cropped the pictures to save a reference of how big this burn really was. I have seen some of the photos of the other side of the burn and they are quite impressive. The first three photos are of the fire side of the burn---the trees on the ridge are about 80 feet tall for flame length reference.


This fire escaped in early June and burned 2170 acres (2670 total acres) outside the prescription area. I spent 6 days doing logistics for a type 3 team before we were replaced by a type 2 team that watched it for a couple of days and turned it back to a local type 4 team. This was a really good fire for me because I got to watch the people I have trained in action.



Looney said...

Looks green and wet.

Dee Ice Hole said...

It is---and that is why a wildfire would be so devastating---this one is burning pretty hot before things really dry out.

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