SMOKEJUMPERS: PAGE 141
2004 - WILDFIRE NEAR ARCTIC VILLAGE
A wildfire near Arctic Village in June turned out to be as much play as it was work. Because of many large fires burning to our south in the Yukon Territory, our demobilization from this 5-acre incident was delayed for nearly two days. After making relatively quick work of the fire, we were left to fish and explore our surroundings. Local residents welcomed us, bringing blueberry pancakes, grilled caribou hearts and pike for our breakfast on the day of our demobilization back to Fairbanks.
Wildfire Between the Lakes
Pre-Jump Preparations
Jumpers Set Up On Final Approach
Spotter Jay Wattenbarger Joins Hoselay
Joe Don Morton
Kurt Atkins & Spam Feast
Locals Dry Off
Locals Go Swimming
Smokeumpers Pass the Hours in Camp...
...And On the Banks of the Chandalar River

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