SPOTFIRE IMAGES

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING PHOTOJOURNAL

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS BY MIKE MCMILLAN

2021 WINDY FIRE - CALIFORNIA

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  THE WINDY FIRE "ON THE LINE"  VIDEO

Lightning-started on September 9, 2021, it grew to 97,000 acres through communities and large redwood  groves in the Sequoia National Forest and the Giant Sequoia National Monument including the Trail of 100 Giants. Operational challenges included limited resources early on, and direct attack in heavy timber under red flag warnings. Values at risk included firefighters, area residents, 2,500 year-old Giant Sequoia trees and mountain communities including Johnsondale.

Spotfire Images is an Archive of Photographs and Videos of Wildland Firefighting Operations in the Western U.S., honoring proud service to country by Smokejumpers, Hotshot Crews, Wildfire Hand Crews and Wildfire Engine Crews, Aircraft, Tankers, Helicopters, Bulldozers & Heavy Equipment, within the Incident Command System. Photos by Mike McMillan, a contracted wildland firefighter. Copyright 1988 to 2021.

Contact Mike McMillan at spotfireimages@yahoo.com

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