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During my years working as a photographer with the US Forest Service there were many times I went out to photo-document large wildfires in the Northwest. There are so many amazing scenes that I had the fortune of experiencing and capturing on film and later in digital media covering these events. So here's a sampling of wildfires and the firefighting efforts that take place to suppress them.
Hash Rock Fire-2000-Ochoco NF night firing lights up the skyHash Rock Fire-retardant dropHash Rock Fire-combined forces protect a school in fire's pathPine Springs Fire-1991 fire roars through the canopy of this forest stand.Biscuit Fire-2002 Fire blows up above Selma, ORBiscuit Fire fire scene in Rough and ReadyBiscuit Fire-hotshot crew takes a breakBiscuit Fire-using flare pistol in burnout operationBiscuit Fire-crew transport by helicopterB&B Fire-2003 Deschutes NF-Suttle LakeFisher Fire-2004-Okanogon-Wenatchee NFMt Hood Complex-2006-burnout operation on Bluegrass RidgeMt Hood Complex-2006-burnout operation on Bluegrass RidgeMt Hood Complex-2006-spot fire growsMt Hood Complex-2006-burnout operation on Bluegrass RidgeMt Hood Complex-2006-burnout operation on Bluegrass RidgeMt Hood Complex-2006-burnout operation on Bluegrass RidgeMt Hood Complex-2006-burnout operation on Bluegrass RidgeMt Hood Complex-2006-burnout operation on Bluegrass RidgeMt Hood Complex-2006-burnout operation on Bluegrass Ridge