SMOKEJUMPERS: PAGE 149
2004 YARGER FIRE SCENES # 1
In August, the Alaska fire season was still demanding long hours on the fireline from all available firefighters. The Yarger Fire was just another lightning-spawned fire, this time near Northway along the Canadian border. Water sources were nowhere close, and the fire was rooted deep in the thick, dry tundra among dense spruce and hardwoods. For three days we carved fireline, burying our modified chainsaws into the ground and pulling long strips of matted vegetation from the fire's path. Rain blessed us on the fourth day, putting an end to the Yarger Fire and long hours of back-wrenching fun.
Forest Service Jumper
Tundra Trench
Joe Don Morton and Tundra Strip
Oded Shalom Walks the Line
Fred Pavlovich & Friends
USFS & BLM Jumpers At Helispot
Jumpers Prepare for Day Shift
Matt Corley & Bruce Ford
Mike O'Brien in Camp
Coffee Time
Buck Nelson Plans Day Shift

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