Tillamook Forest fire in Western Oregon. Logging activities. Firefighting activities
Oregon United States USA Date:1933 Duration:3 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
Discussion of the Tillamook Forest Fire of 1933 in Oregon. Men cutting huge fallen tree with two-man saw. A man works on a Steam Donkey, dragging cut logs. The end of a log in flames. Lumberjacks try to put out the fire. A ranger spots smoke rising from the forest. A phone call being made and organized firefighting crews including the Civilian Conservation Corps respond to fight fire. CCC men cross a log bridge and climb steep hill into the forest. Other responders seen in mule trains. Forester atop a burned out telephone pole, where wire had been destroyed. Firefighters using wireless radios. Smoke rises from the forests. Smoke rises from the hill. Suddenly, wind changes and fire explodes. Views of the actual Tillamook Forest fire storm of August 1933. Two weeks later, rain suppresses the fire. View of firefighters using shovels, axes and other tools to dig fire line by hand, next to smoking underbrush. View of man holding a "Pulaski" tool, half axe and half hoe. Men looking over the aftermath of the Tillamook burn. Lumberjacks chopping a huge standing tree with axes. Cut logs suspended from cables, being moved.
Forester with backpack, hiking along trail. Firefighters suppressing small wild fires with hand tools.
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