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  • 05/31/2005
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Hey Ladies…

In case you hadn’t heard, here in Northern NM we’re getting more water than fire…though we got a dry lightning bust night before last I’m very surprised didn’t turn into more. I was sitting standby on a flood situation, wondering if we were going to have flooding and fires all at the same time. It’s hard, sitting there at the fire house coordinating sandbags for other folks wondering if the creek’s coming in under one’s own propane tank. We got all the rain and snow the northwest didn’t this year (sorry, Sammi, didn’t do it on purpose), so creeks that haven’t flowed since the seventies are going full bore. What we’re hoping is that we don’t get a dry, hot midsummer to cure all the fine fuels growing right now. Needless to say I haven’t gotten to play with fire much this season (so far), but I’m studying like crazy to brush up on my swiftwater stuff. Now if I can just catch up on my sleep…and my day job!

Nerd on the Fireline

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