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I eagerly ventured out to see what had become of my outdoor playground. We had been watching the Incident Commander, Rich Harvey, talk about the fire line in Cascade. That line came out on the far side of our next-door neighbors’ home. We had later heard him say they had been able to contain the fire a bit further away. Which was really good news toour ears.
This is where the original fire line came out. You can see they cleared trees on the burn side and piled them on the side they were defending. It’s pink with slurry.
If you wonder why it’s so pink that’s fire-retardant slurry. There’s a lot of it in the area.