08-12-2000, 01:23 AM #1akjFirehouse.com Guest
Engine Burnover near Cody WY; 1 LODD
1 LODD and 1 injured in engine burnover near Cody, WY today 8/11/00. The Oklahoma based engine was working the Katie's Basin Fire. Here's a link to the limited details available so far. http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/fire/media/burnover.htm
Remember fallen wildland firefighters.
[This message has been edited by akj (edited August 12, 2000).]
08-12-2000, 03:26 AM #2mtnfireguyFirehouse.com Guest
The incident actually happened south of Thermopolis Wyoming and North of Riverton in the Owl Creek Mountains.
The Katies Basin fire is experiencing very extreme fire behavior and reports from the line tonight advised of 100-150 foot flame lengths.
08-12-2000, 02:23 PM #3pmgloFirehouse.com Guest
From the Mitchell SD Fire and EMS, Our hearts and prayers go out to our fallen brothers and their families.
08-12-2000, 04:45 PM #4Captain HickmanFirehouse.com Guest
It has been twice this week at the National Fire Academy that the flags have been lowered to remember members of the Wildland
Fire Community. I should hope that this will be the last time this will happen. Not only for our fellow Wildland Firefighters, but for All Fire Fighters.
On behalf of the Fire Fighters, Officers and Members of the National Fire Academy, we send our condolences to the Families, Fellow Fire Fighters, Friends, and Communities of these individuals.
08-12-2000, 10:00 PM #5chief208Firehouse.com Guest
GOD has welcomed this dear departed firefighter into HIS Company, the injured firefighter into HIS healing hands, and the families into HIS consouling heart.
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you.
08-14-2000, 02:37 PM #6FireRebelFirehouse.com Guest
god bless and stay safe
08-14-2000, 03:07 PM #7bigmarkhannahFirehouse.com Guest
The firefighters that were involved were Jim Burnett and Presley Byington both of the Southeast Oklahoma Area Office in Broken Bow. Jim was killed and Presley was injured. Jim was a very dear friend and colleague, he was the SE district forester for Oklahoma, he will be missed. Presley is recovering at home and is expected to recover. please keep Jim and Presley's family's in your prayers.
Patrick Mark Hannah
Fire Chief, Eagletown OK
Executive Director, Oklahoma Forestry Assn
08-19-2000, 12:15 PM #8mtnfireguyFirehouse.com Guest
08-23-2000, 02:57 PM #9fighting57thFirehouse.com Guest
my prayers are with all of the firefighters out there in the west and with the ones that gave their lives helping . i only wish i could go out there to help them . but im short the pack test and cant go what red tape we go thru. god bless all of us and please return safely.
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