Monday, September 12, 2011

Rattlesnake Ridge Wildfire 9/11/11

This wildfire was called in about 2:00pm in the afternoon, reports of heavy smoke and fire in the trees. Brush 91 was first on scene with Attack 92 and Brush 95 in respectively afterward.

Lieutenant Borders getting assignments for Division Zulu at Attack 92. Division Zulu was the western flank of the fire and crews from Brush 49, Brush 95, Attack 92 and Attack 93 worked the Division Zulu line, assisted with 2 crews from Airway Heights, DNR and Turnbull Crews who arrived later into the fire.

Crews were assisted with water drops from both a helicopter and fixed wing airplane from the DNR.

Firefighter Vangelder and Lieutenant Borders retracing the trail and looking for hot spots.

Southern part of the fire. The crews from Attack 93 and Brush 95, laying down more wet line and mopping up.

This was estimated to be about 7.5 acres. Brush 95 was on scene for about 7.5 hours, before being released and put back in service.

More photos can be found on the KHQ website and more may be uploaded later as they become available.

Photos taken by Firefighter Hunt.

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