A Smokejumper’s Guide to Fighting Fire with Fire

A presentation at Odd Salon : Epiphany in in San Francisco, CA, USA by Lilia Gutnik

On the hottest day in August, 1949, lightning struck a densely wooded area near Helena, Montana. A fire started. 16 men went to fight it. Some survived.


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  • Odd Salon

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