Fire officials gear up for 2015 fire season
|The veiw from Pegleg Lookout helps local rangers spot fires.|
Saturday, June 20, 2015 — Local firefighting agencies are gearing up for a potentially busy summer wildfire season, as drought continues to impact the forests and high desert rangelands of northeast California and northwest Nevada.
Working under coordination of the Susanville Interagency Fire Center, cooperating agencies will be pooling resources and employing an aggressive initial attack strategy utilizing ground and air resources, including fire engines, hotshot crews, helicopter-based crews and smokejumpers, among others. Air tankers and helicopters will be used as needed.