If you’re going to walk away from a fire, it better be “cold out.”
That’s the advice given by Seth Stransky, senior firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service on the Juneau Ranger District, about four years ago.
And, Stransky’s advice still rings true today.
As Alaskans enter into a season ripe with opportunity for forest fires, it’s time to be vigilant to the consequences and damage an unattended fire can create.
Readers might be thinking right now, “But, we live in a rainforest. Forest fires, really?”