Ranger Headquarters

Ranger Headquarters
Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Friday, August 28, 2009

RB-042 Forest Fire

A warm spell late in the winter has melted most of the snow in the forests and left the forest litter exposed and tinder dry. A huge thunderhead shoots lightening throughout the regions south of Knotty Pine. The fire tower rangers are on their toes waiting to see if any of the lightening starts a fire. They don't have to wait long before not one but ten separate large forest fires are going. The towns of Silver Springs and Claytown are surrounded by fire and their citizens are trapped. The southern district rangers can't fight these blazes alone. They call Bill and his men and equipment to control the fires. This is one of the biggest fires the state has ever had. And to top it off, the train bringing equipment from Knotty Pine breaks down. Can Bill get these fires under control or will rangers and innocent citizens die?

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