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By Sigrid Olson

The old firefighting days – Stories from Potomac


September 12, 2019

POTOMAC - As summer’s dry heat wanes into cooler damp weather, fire season comes to an end. Some Potomac residents took time this year to openly reflect on past fire seasons and their firefighting experiences. They shared stories of fighting fires on their own; when they would leave the mill, their logging jobs and ranches to fight fires. They used their own equipment and worked through the night to put the fires out.

Potomac has a history of the Anaconda and Champion logging companies, the Blackfoot Forest Protective Association (BFPA), foresters and ranchers working together to put out...

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