Mutiny on Boulder Mountain
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): J. M. Hagen
Publication Year: 2007

Cataloging Information

  • catastrophic fires
  • fire case histories
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • firebreaks
  • firefighting personnel
  • reptiles
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 3, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 45823
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21423
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:67/1
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'We had absolutely no knowledge of this firefighting business and were literally conscripted into service.... 'Come with us' were our orders.... This would be the last good night's sleep we would get for nearly 2 weeks.... After several days, our confidence and morale were approaching the breaking point.... Mutinous talk began circulating among our band of scouts.... In case you're wondering: 'Where were the hotshots, the water-drop helicopters, the slurry bombers, the bulldozers?' -- that's easy to answer. They didn't exist.... There were no news helicopters or journalists to let the rest of the world know that this fire even existed. We were going off into the wild unknown.... As we approached the fire, we heard an ominous noise. It was the fire devouring everything in its path.... We approached each new day with a determination to conquer this ugly beast.'

Online Link(s):
Hagen, J. M. 2007. Mutiny on Boulder Mountain. Fire Management Today, v. 67, no. 1, p. 4-8.