That God you were all safe. God Bless toy and thank you for all you do.
I saw this happening on Friday as I was driving on westbound I-8. Close call.
Be safe out there!
Lucky they had a lookout (think 10 standard orders,18 watch-outs, and LACES) What do you learn here as a wildland FF ? Even though you have a FWY as a safety zone, anytime you are building a control line downhill and there's active fire below you - Watch Out! ! So thankful they got out safely. Waaayyy too close! Remember, hand crews working without engine crew support, it's only the crew leader, and his or her experience and keeping your head on a swivel, that keeps these crews safe. This could have been another Loop-fire disaster!
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