Used fire hoses are left at a hose winding station, near the supply cache, where they will be inspected for serviceability and if good, a machine will be used to efficiently roll the collapsible hoses into a neat roll, 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 20, 2014
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