Wildfire LLC: Idaho Engine Burnover

Lesson sharing from the Wild Mountain Fire, September 2020


Brush A after a burnover, stuck in the gully. (Wildfires Lessons Learned Center photo)


Wildfire Lessons Learned Center

In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 6, 2020, a Brush Engine from a rural fire department responded to a wildland fire.

While attacking the left flank of the fire, the engine drove into an unseen gully and became stuck. The engine was immobilized in a patch of unburned fuels surrounded by black.

Eventually, the engine caught fire and was destroyed.

All crewmembers were able to exit the vehicle and retreat to a safe location in the black.

Read the Report: Wild Mountain Fire Engine Burnover RLS


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