EXTREME HEAT MAKES FIGHTING FIRES THAT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT WITH
A LOOK AT WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING TO KEEP THEIR
NADINE- FOUR CREWS HAVE BEEN OUT AT THE FIRE ALL DAY.
AND WHILE THEY SAY IT WASN'T NEARLY AS HOT AS YESTERDAY
WITH THE ACTIVE FLAMES...
THE TRIPLE DIGITS DID NOT DO THEM ANY FAVORS TODAY.
FLAMES RACED UP THE HIGH DRIVE HILLSIDE YESTERDAY
CAUSING HOME OWNERS TO SWEAT.
BUT NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS THE ONES FIGHTING THE FIRE.
we talk about fire fighters being athletes and that's
absolutely true and yesterday demonstrated that.
WITH TEMPERATURES SOARING IN THE HIGH 90'S IN ADDITION
TO THE FLAMES...
EXTREME CAUTION IS USED WHEN
IT COMES TO KEEPING FIREFIGHTERS
There's a whole science behind when they are able
to work and when they are not able to work
FIREFIGHTER ARE PUT ON STRICT REST CYCLES.
OR WHAT THEY CALL REHAB.
REHAB CHECKS THEIR HYDRATION NUTRITION, AND VITAL
It takes more people and it takes a very pragmatic
approach to work rest cycles
WITH SPOKANE REACHING TRIPLE DIGITS REHAB WAS JUST
AS CRUCIAL FOR
CREWS CLEANING UP THE FIRE TODAY.
AS IT WAS WHEN THEY WERE PUTTING IT OUT YESTERDAY.
there's four crews here and their constantly rotating
through so that everybody gets a break
SO FAR THIS FIRE SEASON.
THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY FIREFIGHTER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES
The only reason is because we take rehab seriously
WHICH IS SAYING A LOT BECAUSE THIS FIRE SEASON HAS
BEEN ANYTHING BUT SLOW.
they are much more complex and quickly moving than
what we've seen before not to say that it's the worst
year on record but it is sure turning out to be one
of the worst.
FIRE FIGHTERS HAVE MADE THE AREA AS SAFE AS THEY POSSIBLY
BUT JUST FOR PRECAUTION THEY WILL KEEP A CREW OUT
UNTIL EIGHT O'CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING.
REPORTING LIVE ON THE SKYDECK CAITI CURREY KXLY 4