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September 15, 1990 Tuolumne City, California -- Cottonwood Fire -- Stanislaus Hotshot superintendent Greg "Rax" Overacker gets his crew ready to head down the Hacienda fuel break to check for spot fires and burn a strip between the active fire and the break.  The Cottonwood Fire was held to 2,000 acres by the fast action of fire crews.  The fire threatened several small communities. The big challenge was to make sure the fire didn’t get past the Hacienda fuel break, keeping the fire out of the Tuolumne River.
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