Forest fires: the devil's picnic
Document Type: Magazine Article
Author(s): Stuart E. Jones; Jay Johnston
Publication Year: 1968

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  • firefighting
  • smokejumpers
  • wildland fire
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We stood with the gray-haired ranger on a high ridge in Oregon overlooking a thousand square miles of forest. [from the text] The night before, my GEOGRAPHIC colleague Jay Johnston and I had watched a particularly violent thunderstorm of the type that plagued the Northwest in the bad summer of 1967: a storm full of crackling lightning and rolling thunder- but no rain.

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Jones, Stuart E.; Johnston, Jay. 1968. Forest fires: the devil's picnic. National Geographic July:100-127.