Fighting fire with fire

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Fighting fire with fire

Railroad begins mitigation work along tracks north of Durango

Fighting fire with fire

Kryn Dykema, with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, blows out his torch, which is filled with diesel and gas, and quickly backs away from the heat of the fire he set Wednesday morning, The crew from the railroad is in the process of burning dead vegetation in the Animas Valley along the tracks as part of the railroad’s fire mitigation.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad crew members monitor their controlled burn Wednesday morning.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad crew members work a controlled burn Wednesday morning in the Animas Valley. The railroad does the controlled burns to reduce the risk of summer wildfires.
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