2004 Tuolumne Fire

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September 12, 2004 Buck Meadows --Tuolumne Fire –- Firefighters from Vallecito Conservation Camp Crews #1 & #2 respond to spot fires on Cherry Oil Road.  The Tuolumne Fire was a small very fast-moving fire that started around noon on September 12, 2004 near Lumsden Bridge at the bottom of the Tuolumne River.  The fire moved rapidly up the more than 80-degree slope catching Cal Fire Helitack firefighters, tragically killing firefighter Eva Marie Schicke and injuring five others.
Al Golub, Golub Photography al@golubphoto.com