EVEN THOUGH FIRE FIGHTERS SAW A SLIGHT REPRIVE IN
TODAY'S WEATHER, THE SITUATION
IS STILL VERY DANGEROUS...KXLY
4'S ALYSSA DONOVAN CAUGHT UP WITH CREWS TODAY TO FIND
OUT THE DANGERS OF BEING ON THE FIRE LINES.
NADINE WE MET UP WITH CREWS JUST OUTSIDE PATEROS IN
THE BLACK CANYON.
THAT'S ONE OF THE PRIORITY AREAS.
ALTHOUGH THE FIRE ITSELF WAS FAIRLY CALM TODAY----
THERE ARE MANY OTHER DANGERS THESE CREWS FACE
ON A DAY LIKE TODAY WHEN THE FIRE HAS CALMED AND TEMPS
ARE COOLER--- CREWS HAVE TO MAKE AS MUCH PROGRESS
FOR CREWS IN THE BLACK CANYON THAT MEANS FIGHTING
THE FIRE DIRECT--- WHICH PUTS THEM RIGHT ON THE FIRES
EDGE--- STOPPING IT IN ITS TRACKS.
You gotta look at the big box picture sometimes if
its going to keep cranking you gotta get out in front
FIGHTING DIRECT IS DANGEROUS BUT IT IS THE BEST TACTIC
T CAN CUT DOWN THE TIME IT TAKES TO CONTAIN THE FIRE
BY SEVERAL DAYS.
AND LESS TIME WORKING AT AN INCIDENT MEANS LESS INJURIES.
CREW LEADERS SAY MORE INJURIES HAPPEN LATER IN THE
DAY AFTER FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR SEVERAL
When fatigue starts to set in later in the day.
Heat exhaustion is another main concern so on a cool
day like today I feel better about that.
Another main concern for firefighter injuries are
falling trees like this one.
You can see the top part of the tree has never been
touched but the bottom part is completely burned through.
Having trees fall down and hit someone thats always
a large concern.
So on a day like today when it feels like things have
calmed down we want people to be diligent of that.
IF THERE ARE INJURIES CREW LEADERS ALWAYS MAKE SURE
THERE IS A CLEAR PATH TO GET IN AND OUT TO HELP THOSE
IN CHELAN COUNTY IM ALYSSA DONOVAN KXLY4 NEWS.