2004 Tuolumne Fire

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September 20, 2004 Angels Camp, California --Tuolumne Fire –- Firefighter Jon Andahl, injured in the Tuolumne Fire that killed fellow crew member Eva Marie Schicke, walks with crutches to CDF helicopter 404 at the end of Schicke's memorial service. Schicke's casket was loaded into the helicopter by her Helitack crew members for her last flight home. The memorial service was held at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.  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 80-plus-degree slope catching Cal Fire Helitack firefighters, tragically killing firefighter Eva Marie Schicke and injuring five others.
Al Golub, Golub Photography al@golubphoto.com