Turning the Truck Around – A Story Map of the Horse Park Fire Entrapment

While scouting a road for a potential burnout operation, a Hotshot Crew Superintendent and Foreman encounter a wall of flames and attempt to retreat.

Their truck becomes stuck, forcing them to flee on foot, narrowly escaping the rapidly advancing fire front.

Just as they reach safety, they learn that their crew lookout is missing.

After nearly 40 agonizing minutes, the lead plane pilot locates her.

Below is a Story Map that walks you through the events of that day.

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