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Wildfire season is already in full swing for many regions, and things look to get much, much worse before the end of this summer. Here's a light-hearted Fire Line look at things to come. Enjoy, and stay safe out there!

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Comment by Bobby Halton on May 30, 2012 at 11:31am

All your illustration couldn't come at a more appropriate time, with the largest wildfire in New Mexico history still raging and a huge fire claiming 97 structures in Michigan's upper Peninsula now is the time for all firefighters to review their wildland interface tactics, and procedures. These can be some of the most dangerous fires we can face as the wind driven aspect of them can be unpredictable and devastating. Those firefighters who are wildland certified and redcarded we wish them all the best and stay safe. All firefighters who are responsible for the wildland urban interface in their communities red card certification is one of the most valuable piece of training you can get. Paul thanks again for incredible insight and incredible timing.

Comment by Paul Combs on May 30, 2012 at 9:47am

We are seeing it here in the Great Lakes region, too - not normal or this time of year. Spent three hours at a woods fire yesterday evening with three other Departments. Yeah, it's going to be a rough summer.

Comment by John K. Murphy on May 30, 2012 at 9:33am

Always right on the mark. This is a great one especially with the warm winter and rapid growth and drying out of vegetation. This summer promises to be busy for our wildland crews.

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