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Smokejumpers Dodge Moving Blaze

by Bill Ruskin |

"They're a pretty amazing crew, let me tell you," said Carol Hennessey, recreation and wilderness manager for the Powell Ranger District in the Clearwater National Forest.

On Wednesday, the retired smokejumpers were among about 30 people who hiked or rode out of trails southeast of the ranger station when lightning sparked the fast-moving Bridge Fire.

Accompanied by six packers with the North Central Idaho Back Country Horsemen, the men were afoot deep in Idaho's most rugged terrain.

(see NSA Trail Maintenance Resourse for full story).