South Dakota firefighter Bill Wenzel helps protect homes during 416 Fire

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South Dakota firefighter Bill Wenzel helps protect homes during 416 Fire

‘You can never be comfortable in this position’
Bill Wenzel with the city of Spearfish Fire Department in South Dakota checks a sprinkler after setting up a system on a house near the entrance to Electra Lake on Sunday while fighting the 416 Fire. Wenzel works on a structure protection crew.
Bill Wenzel ties a sprinkler fire hose to a tree after he and Brayden Ashworth, both with the city of Spearfish Fire Department, set up a sprinkler system on a house near the entrance to Electra Lake on Sunday while fighting the 416 Fire.
Robert Mathis, assistant chief with the city of Spearfish Fire Department, is part of the structure protection group working on the 416 Fire. The group worked to protect houses Sunday near the entrance to Electra Lake.
Bill Wenzel with the city of Spearfish Fire Department keeps an eye on the 416 Fire on Sunday. Wenzel, from South Dakota, works to protect structures during this wildfire.
Bill Wenzel with the city of Spearfish Fire Department in South Dakota checks a sprinkler after setting up a system on a house near the entrance to Electra Lake on Sunday while fighting the 416 Fire. Wenzel works on a structure protection crew.

South Dakota firefighter Bill Wenzel helps protect homes during 416 Fire

Bill Wenzel with the city of Spearfish Fire Department in South Dakota checks a sprinkler after setting up a system on a house near the entrance to Electra Lake on Sunday while fighting the 416 Fire. Wenzel works on a structure protection crew.
Bill Wenzel ties a sprinkler fire hose to a tree after he and Brayden Ashworth, both with the city of Spearfish Fire Department, set up a sprinkler system on a house near the entrance to Electra Lake on Sunday while fighting the 416 Fire.
Robert Mathis, assistant chief with the city of Spearfish Fire Department, is part of the structure protection group working on the 416 Fire. The group worked to protect houses Sunday near the entrance to Electra Lake.
Bill Wenzel with the city of Spearfish Fire Department keeps an eye on the 416 Fire on Sunday. Wenzel, from South Dakota, works to protect structures during this wildfire.
Bill Wenzel with the city of Spearfish Fire Department in South Dakota checks a sprinkler after setting up a system on a house near the entrance to Electra Lake on Sunday while fighting the 416 Fire. Wenzel works on a structure protection crew.
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