"Fire Lookouts: The US Forest Service Lookouts Watching For Fires"

"Many of us struggled to adapt to home working and isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. But the few remaining fire lookouts of the US Forest Service often live and work for weeks at a time on their own, scouring the horizon for any hint of smoke from remote lookout towers."

Source: BBC News, 07/16/2021

Oregon Wildfire Displaces 2,000 Residents As Blazes Flare Across West

"Hand crews backed by water-dropping helicopters struggled on Thursday to suppress a huge wildfire that displaced roughly 2,000 residents in southern Oregon, the largest among dozens of blazes raging across the drought-stricken western United States."

Source: Reuters, 07/16/2021


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