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FD 13 crew fights Evans Canyon fire

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FYI: Just returned from eastern Washington (Sept. 8). This was my first mobilization and it was an interesting experience bringing a 56,000 pound tender over Snoqualmie Pass. On Thursday night (Sept. 3) at 7:30 p.m. the call came out for the Evans Canyon fire in Naches, Washington. By 9:30 p.m., after dumping 12 tons of water (3,000 gallons) to reduce weight, fellow firefighter Bailey Hawkins and I were on our way with our wildland gear and enough clothing for 14 days, if needed. Our initial instructions were to drive through the night and report for duty at the Naches high school at 6 a.m.

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