On the Front Lines

Alameda Fire Department

On the Front Lines

An Alameda firefighter handles a hose to help extinguish the Monument Fire. The fire is burning near the town of Big Bar in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, some 280 miles north of Alameda. A July 30 lighting strike ignited the blaze, which continues to threaten communities in Trinity County. As of Monday, Aug. 23, the fire had consumed some 150,000 acres and was 20% contained.