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News.bytes Extra, issue 496

Fire Crews Trash the Trash!

Fire crews from the Mono Basin Fire Station assisted BLM Bishop Field Office resource and Bridgeport Indian Colony personnel in removing trash left on public lands in the Bridgeport area. Several refrigerators and furniture, along with debris, left at a popular shooting area were removed. More than a ton of refuse was hauled to the local land fill.

Crews remove dumped refrigerator left on public lands.
Crews winch one of the many household items illegally dumped from a hillside. From left; Dave Celaya (Forest Service); Mark Lookerse (Bureau of Land Management); Mike Larme (Fish & Wildlife Service) and Jeff DeJohn (Forest Service).

The Mono Basin Fire Station is an interagency fire station with firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Fish and Wildlife Service. 

An assortment of debris is picked up at a popular target range. Approximately 1,100 lbs. of wood, paper, shells and appliances were removed. From left: Dave Celaya, Hadi Helmy, Jeff DeJohn, Jeff Karl, all of the Forest Service.

- David Christy, BLM Central California public affairs, 8/31/11

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Last updated: 09-02-2011