Wrangell Sentinel -

A line in the sand


August 2, 2018

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Forest Service trainees went to Sandy Point Beach on July 26 for firefighter training. Coming here from across Southeast Alaska and the Lower 48 states, the crews conducted exercises such as digging a fire line (shown above), protecting themselves with fireproof blankets and hiking for several miles fully loaded with firefighting supplies. The workers could be sent to fight fires in Alaska or the Lower 48 states

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