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September 14, 1990 Tuolumne City, California -- Cottonwood Fire -- Stanislaus National Forest engine crews spend the night in the smoke on house protection duty.  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.
Al Golub, Golub Photography