Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A number of local residents avoided disaster as a fast moving fire came across the face of the montain several days ago into a housing area above Dubois.  Quick work and slurry drops by a bomber and 2 helicopters dropping water helped quell the fire.  A number of houses were foamed and sprinklers set up on others.  The fire did reach 2 houses but work and foam saved them.  By night fall monday the fire was pretty well out though we have 2 other big fires in the area.  Here is the Norton Point Fire[now in its third week]as seen from the Dubois golf course last night at west edge of town.

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