"In Vicious Fire Season, an Endurance Test for California Crews"

"MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — The firefighters collapse in driveways and fields to steal a moment’s rest. They sleep in their engines, sprawled across fire hoses or slumped over steering wheels. After days of hacking dead brush and setting defensive fires across flaming mountains, their 24-hour rest breaks are cut short when a new fire rears up."

Source: NY Times, 09/28/2015

"Thousands Flee ‘Mass Destruction’ as Valley, Butte, Rough Fires Widen"

"Two major wildland fires continued to burn out of control Sunday in Northern California despite the efforts of more than 5,000 firefighters to halt the progress of the blazes, which had burned hundreds of homes and scorched more than 164 square miles in Amador, Calaveras and Lake counties."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 09/14/2015


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