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When wildfire comes to town
Fall 2011
Flames ripped through the pines and brush in the Dishman Hills west of Spokane Valley in July 2008, just as they’ve done for thousands of years. A dry wind pushed the fire up a hill, hotter and faster, and straight into a new developmen...
Categories: Forestry, WSU Extension, Natural sciences
Tags: Natural Resources, Forest fires, Wildfire

Hot shot
Winter 2001
“Nothing beats a hot shot crew. You are like the green berets, the special forces of fire. It’s a camaraderie like no other.”WHEN CHRIS BOLZ came looking for summer work nine years ago, the fire boss took one look at the athlet...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Forest fires, Firefighters