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By Karla Pomeroy
Editor 

It's all about team work

Fighting large fires like the Terek Fire takes cooperation among multiple agencies

 

July 19, 2018



WORLAND — It’s all about team work when fire departments battle large wildland fires like the Terek Fire last week northwest of Worland and south of Manderson.

The fire was contained Friday at 42,267 acres.

Worland Fire Chief and Washakie County Fire Warden Chris Kocher said when a pager first goes off a firefighter never knows what they may be responding to — crash, structure fire or wildland fire. In the case of fire, fire departments never truly know what they will be fighting until they arrive on scene.

He said when arriving on scene the incident commander or fire chief will have...



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