U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Firefighting vets sent to their first wildfire
BLM California’s new Folsom Lake Hand Crew – a crew made up of military veterans – has received its first assignment on the fire line. The crew was dispatched to the Mill Fire on the Mendocino National Forest on Thursday, July 12. The BLM has leased the Sac Metro fire station from Sacramento County as a duty station for the 20-person crew. The crew is focused on wildland fire suppression and fuels management.
"Mill Fire reaches 18,985 acres; burnout operations help firefighting effort" (Lake County Record, 7/13/12)
- Erin Curtis, BLM California State Office Public Affairs (July 2012)