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Freds Fire Incident - Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County California

The Freds Fire Incident began on October 14, 2004. It is located North of Kyburz California on Highway 50 between Wrights Lake road and Ice House road. In less than one week the fire burned 7,700 acres of heavy timber, brush, and plantations. The fire closed US Highway 50 for more than a week while fire crews cleared dangerous snags, boulders, and rocks from along the roadway. Special thanks to Rich Platt, Forest Resource Officer, and his staff, for their assistance in making these pictures possible.

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Lunar Eclipse 2007
Lunar Eclipse 2007
Burned out deer hunting camp
Burned out deer hunting camp
Burned out deer hunters vehicle
Burned out deer hunters vehicle
Lunch on the run
Lunch on the run
Burned up forest
Burned up forest
Total Devastation
Total Devastation
Burned up trees
Burned up trees
Burned down forest
Burned down forest
Wildland Firefighters
Wildland Firefighters
Wildland Firefighters
Wildland Firefighters
Firefighter drinking water
Firefighter drinking water
Forest Resource Officers
Forest Resource Officers
Hotshot crew member
Hotshot crew member
Hotshot crew
Hotshot crew
Modoc Hotshot Crew
Modoc Hotshot Crew
Sharpening Shovel
Sharpening Shovel
Lassen Hotshots
Lassen Hotshots
Sharpening  Pulaski
Sharpening Pulaski
Equipment Inspection
Equipment Inspection
Meal Serving Line
Meal Serving Line
Meal Preparation
Meal Preparation
Cleaning up before meal
Cleaning up before meal
Shower Facilities
Shower Facilities
Private Contractor Jeff Able
Private Contractor Jeff Able
Preparing shelters for evening meal
Preparing shelters for evening meal
Forest Service Personnel
Forest Service Personnel
Forest Service Personnel
Forest Service Personnel
Forest Service Personnel
Forest Service Personnel
Checking Daily Notices
Checking Daily Notices
Washing up before lunch
Washing up before lunch
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Forest Supervisor
Forest Supervisor
Traffic Control
Traffic Control
Mopping up
Mopping up
El Dorado Hills Fire Department
El Dorado Hills Fire Department
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Point of Origin
Point of Origin
Traffic Control
Traffic Control
Cleanup along Highway 50
Cleanup along Highway 50
Forest Service Employee running
Forest Service Employee running
Hotshot crew returning home
Hotshot crew returning home


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