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Helicopter takes off. Photo by USFS.
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Helicopter takes off

The fire crew takes off in the helicopter to start the ping pong drop to light the interior burn. For safety's sake, everyone is cleared out of the burn area for this stage. "Using the helicopter, we can do more in a short amount of time. What would take days and days with hand crews. Its safer and more cost-effective," said helitack crewman Bill Moe with Teton Interagency Fire Management (TIFM) out of Jackson Hole. We dont push the safety envelope, ever.

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