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September 2, 1987 Buck Meadows, California -- Stanislaus Complex Fire  -- Sierra Hotshots Captain Mike Freed communicates with incident command to coordinate the backfire from Buck Meadows to protect community from the advancing fire. The Stanislaus Complex Fire consumed 28 structures and 145,980 acres.  One US Forest Service firefighter, David Ross Erickson, died from a tree-felling accident.
Al Golub, Golub Photography