Some of the 1,100 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and Orange County assigned to the Sheep Fire near Wrightwood, CA, work to contain a backfiring operation. The fire burned 7,000 acres and five homes and forced 6,000 residents to evacuate. The fire occurred on Oct. 4, 2009.
Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter Donald E. Schaper, 53, of the Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department in Gainsville, MO; Captain Harold Reed Sr., 74, of Peru, KS, Fire District 3; Assistant Chief Garrett Loomis, 26, of the Sackets Harbor, NY, Fire Department; Captain Vincent Iaccino, 65, of Roosevelt Fire District Engine Company 1 in Hyde Park, NY; and Firefighter Steven Scott Crannell, 47, of the Guthrie Center, IA, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, April 2010.
Cover by: Keith Cullom