2004 Tuolumne Fire

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September 20, 2004 Angels Camp, California --Tuolumne Fire –- A procession of hundreds of firefighters enter the funeral of fallen firefighter Eva Marie Schicke at Angels Camp, Frog Town, Calaveras County Fairgrounds.  An estimated three thousand people attended the service. 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