Lesson sharing from the Wild Mountain Fire, September 2020
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