Used fire hoses that have passed inspection for serviceability, and have been mechanically wound, are organized according by type, diameter and length, then palletized for mobilization, or pickup by engine crews, during the Beaver Creek Fire, west of Hailey, ID, in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) and Sawtooth National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), on Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013. Structure protection at the scale of this fire often threatens homes, infrastructure, sacred and historic locations, requiring the use of miles of hose to preposition hand lines (water hoses) in the event of fire fighting and for sprinklers to keep remote homes, structures surrounding areas wet. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
May 4, 2014
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