I certainly hope by the time this posts you will have heard from your family member currently assigned to the Star fire. As Clover said, when you get that call, it will be short. Star Fire camp is in an extremely remote area; there is no bank of telephones and the line of folks waiting their turn is long. (see my posts of 8/29 & 30 for additional information)
To all – be sure to watch the CSpan special A Tour of NICC scheduled for today; it should give you a general overview of national wildland fire management.
Remember, usually no news is good news.â€¨All the fire fighters, especially the wildland IA are ever in our thoughts and prayers.