Bear Mountain’s 2014 fire season

DC-10 dropping
DC-10 dropping. Screen capture from the 2014 Bear Mountain Hand Crew video.

This is the time of the year when we start seeing videos from wildland firefighters that show the highlights of their fire season. The latest entry is from the Bear Mountain Hand Crew in South Dakota. It has a few examples of excellent photography, including a retardant drop at 7:30 by Tanker 911, a DC-10. You may or may not appreciate the musical sound track in the first two-thirds of the video.

The crew also created a video from their 2013 fire season.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.