Firefighters gather in a clearing during firefighting operations during the Stanislaus National Forest Fire, Sonora, California, which destroyed 147,000 acres,in 1987. A supervisor speaks about a group of firefighters who were caught unexpectedly by flames and forced to deploy their person shelters before retreating from the area. He notes that they are all safe and are receiving some medical attention. In light of this event, he reemphasizes the importance of safety. Another supervisor, wearing a green Caifornia Forest Service cap, mentions that their number one priority is to protect structures. He speaks of a goal to establish a holding line from Highway 120 to the River.
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