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Dude Fire AAR

Post by kingsnake » Jul 14 2013 9:35 pm

I was clicking around, looking for a map of the Dude Fire, due to reading about the planned Highline renovation, and found the Dude Fire AAR. It is a literally minute-by-minute account of the fire from the time it started, until late evening on June 26, 1990. The events involving the Perryville deployment start on page 43. Fascinating reading, but not for the squeemish: http://www.fireleadership.gov/toolbox/s ... s_2009.pdf :o

And a memorial video put together by one the firefighters who barely escaped the fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mEVDY9tPQk
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Post by kingsnake » Jul 17 2013 6:22 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaV5WKgKVH0

12:00 : "There was information out there and not getting to people should be a hint that then don't send them out there. Put a road block down at the hill and let this place go."

Dave LaTour, the Perryville Crew Superintendent, speaks from 16:50 to 25:30.
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Post by kingsnake » Jul 21 2013 6:10 pm

Recent in-depth article. Shameful the way the state & federal government treated the survivors' families ... :x

http://www.thebigroundtable.com/stories/burn/
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Post by Sredfield » Jul 22 2013 7:19 am

Thanks for posting that, great article and looks like quite a website.
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Post by kingsnake » Jul 22 2013 7:38 am

Yeah, I had to bookmark it. I ended up reading several of the articles ...
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Post by Dschur » Jun 27 2014 9:20 am

I think people forget that there were 6 firefighter deaths here in all the other anniversaries of fire deaths....Was 14 years ago yesterday that they lost their lives...
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Post by tibber » Jun 27 2014 9:41 am

Dschur wrote:I think people forget that there were 6 firefighter deaths here in all the other anniversaries of fire deaths....Was 14 years ago yesterday that they lost their lives...
interesting that the anniversaries are so close together and the area they fought the fires was so close too. Thx for reminding us.
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Post by kingsnake » Jun 27 2014 11:12 am

@Dschur Thanx for mentioning it. I know I was thinking about it yesterday. Sometimes easy to forget previous tragedies in light of more recent ones ...
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Post by The_Eagle » Jun 27 2014 11:20 am

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
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Post by Nighthiker » Nov 17 2014 6:53 am

Visited the deployment site this past week, a review of the information on the weather, terrain and operations will provide a very sobering understanding of the tragedy.
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Post by kingsnake » Nov 17 2014 4:59 pm

@Nighthiker The odd thing is, it is really more of a ditch than a "canyon". (Unlike Granite Mountain, which had only steep terrain with dense brush around them.) The Dude Fire must have blown up so quick that even getting up Walk Moore Canyon's small slopes was too much ...
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Re: Dude Fire AAR

Post by Nighthiker » Nov 18 2014 6:56 pm

If you look up the info on the fire you will a better understanding of the terrain including vegetation, weather and fire attack And yes the area of the deployment site is what I would also describe as a gulch.
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Post by kingsnake » Nov 18 2014 7:14 pm

http://prestonm.com : Everyone's enjoyment of the outdoors is different and should be equally honored.

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Post by chumley » Jun 26 2015 11:43 am

25th anniversary today.
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Re: Dude Fire AAR

Post by azbackpackr » Jun 26 2015 11:48 am

There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
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