Gas patch presents additional dangers for wildland firefighters

DEAN HUMPHREY/The Daily Sentinel—A crew from California passes through the dinner line at the Grand Junction mobilization center after fighting the Brush Creek Fire north of Rifle. Firefighters who go through the center will get 14-point hazard sheets for the gas patch.



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DEAN HUMPHREY/The Daily Sentinel—A crew from California passes through the dinner line at the Grand Junction mobilization center after fighting the Brush Creek Fire north of Rifle. Firefighters who go through the center will get 14-point hazard sheets for the gas patch.

Combatting wildfire in oil and gas country has a set of dangers unlike most of the blazes firefighters confront on a regular basis. They’ll have to beware of poisonous gases, narrow…




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