Fire Camp 1

Fire Camp 1

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Water tenders like this one are constantly going in and out of the fire camp just east of Bly. These tenders fill up on water at the camp and …

Fire Camp 2

Fire Camp 2

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Vehicles from fire departments from 30 different states have been at one of the three fire camps for the Bootleg Fire. The largest camp is in …

Fire Camp 3

Fire Camp 3

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At the beginning of each shift the firefighters get an informational meeting covering how the fire is going, what to expect, and details on fo…

Fire camp 4

Fire camp 4

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Jason Pettigrew, operations section chief, briefs firefighters about the different sections of the Bootleg Fire in front of a large map showin…

Fire Camp 5

Fire Camp 5

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After the main briefing, crews split into the different sections they are going to — like EE, CC, Alpha, Bravo, etc. This is where they will h…

Fire Camp 6

Fire Camp 6

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LEFT: After loading up their gear, water, food and snacks, crews head out of camp to whichever section of the fire they have been assigned. Al…

Fire Camp 8

Fire Camp 8

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With the night crew gone, the camp is fairly empty until the day crew returns to get some food, sleep and a shower. Even with crews gone, the …

Fire Camp 7

Fire Camp 7

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A crew from New Mexico is pictured at the Silver Lake Camp to help support the Bootleg Fire suppression efforts. They bring back art to their …

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