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September 13, 2004 Buck Meadows --Tuolumne Fire –Tools left behind by Columbia CDF Helitack Crew 404 near Lumsden Bridge on the Tuolumne River, Stanislaus National Forest. The two shovel-like tools on left are called rhinos.  A portable hand water pumper is at right.  Steep terrain is visible with the river at the bottom.  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