Cold weather firefighting a challenge

By Jason Ferguson

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 From left, Karl Maes, Peter Ringen and Tom Hatton visited Mt. Rushmore while in the Black Hills. The three firefighters came to Custer to assist in fighting the Legion Lake Fire.
When a wildland firefighter learns there is a forest fire that has just broken out and needs immediate attention—in December—it’s only natural for him to think that fire is in California, Arizona or some other warm weather locale where such incidents are a common occurance. A forest fire in South Dakota in the middle of […]

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