Before 416 Fire, local veterans trained to fight wildfires

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Before 416 Fire, local veterans trained to fight wildfires

Program creates job opportunities, fills demand for firefighters
From left, Devon Strover, Byron Rainer and Curtis Borges learn how to put out a smoldering tree. They were working as a combined crew of veterans and Southwest Conservation Corps members learning how to fight wildfires. The program was offered in May near Beaver Meadows Road northeast of Bayfield, about a week before the 416 Fire started.

Before 416 Fire, local veterans trained to fight wildfires

From left, Devon Strover, Byron Rainer and Curtis Borges learn how to put out a smoldering tree. They were working as a combined crew of veterans and Southwest Conservation Corps members learning how to fight wildfires. The program was offered in May near Beaver Meadows Road northeast of Bayfield, about a week before the 416 Fire started.
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