Video of wildfire in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore wildfire

Screen grab from video of wildfire in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Joe James sent us a link to a video of one of the fires that occurred March 10 in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (in northwest Indiana) that were fought by National Park Service personnel as well as several other local fire departments. Wildfire Today previously covered the numerous fires that burned in the greater Chicago area that day.

Mr. James said the video was shot near the Douglas Center in Gary, Indiana. Their completed prescribed fires slowed the spread of another fire the same day that was heading toward the community of Ogden Dunes. One unit that they burned last fall did not burn at all in the wildfire, possibly saving 30 to 40 homes in Miller, Mr. James said.

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Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+