Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Castle Fire - McDonald Gulch Trail Head

Burrell's E1768 and Loma Prieta's WT3651 team up to pump Division Xray.

1.5 inch wildland hose begins its 6000+ foot journey into the woods in search of the heel of the fire.

New Mexico Firefighter at the anchor point of a 6000+ foot hose lay just to the heel of the fire. The Water tender pumped at 280 psi to try and over come the elevation. With constant bursting hoses success was measured in small increments.

Crews on the fire had to scramble hand over hand straight up the hillsides in an almost vertical environment.

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