2017.07.19

Goat Creek Fire

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Helicopter Over Babcock Creek, Goat Creek Fire photo

Helicopter Over Babcock Creek

Helicopter and helibucket over Babcock Creek.

Ridge South of Babcock Creek, Goat Creek Fire photo

Ridge South of Babcock Creek

Hotshots head up Babcock Mountain, Goat Creek Fire photo

Hotshots head up Babcock Mountain

Hotshots on Babcock Mountain, Goat Creek Fire photo

Hotshots on Babcock Mountain

Hotshots setting back-burns from the handline on Babcock Mountain.

Fire Handline and Back-burn on Babcock Mountain, Goat Creek Fire photo

Fire Handline and Back-burn on Babcock Mountain

The handline and back-burn was a huge success, saving Babcock Mountain and preventing the fire from continuing north.

Chinook and Bucket Over Babcock Creek, Goat Creek Fire photo

Chinook and Bucket Over Babcock Creek

Chinook helicopter and its helibucket in the smokey sky over Babcock Creek.

Helibucket Drop on Lower Babcock, Goat Creek Fire photo

Helibucket Drop on Lower Babcock

A Chinook releases a bucket of water on the lower slope of Babcock Mountain. The success of the handline and back-burn was a major accomplishment, and turned the corner on the fire. The fire would continue to burn east, but now away from Rock Creek. The air above Rock Creek became clearer with each passing day.

New Friends, Goat Creek Fire photo

New Friends

This crew of firefighters was from Ronan--‚Äč McCalla, Pierre and Brady. For over a week they patrolled our section of Rock Creek and helped clean out and burn the adjacent forest floor to prevent new fires from spotting. This photo was taken over at Karen's -- we were sad to see them go when their rotation ended!