Some firefighters from the Northwest have been sent to blazes across the West. But the firefighters still at home are playing the waiting game.
In Colorado, crews are approaching two weeks of battling the Waldo Canyon Fire. Meanwhile, the Northwest has been so wet, some fire managers dubbed last month “June-uary.”
There have been so few blazes, wildland firefighter Emily Emmons has had to pick up odd jobs. “I’ve been doing landscaping and washing dishes at the Elks Lodge, playing music … lots of reading. Haha.”