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Forestry fire camp gives high-schoolers taste of real thing


April 18, 2017

High school students from around the state spent last week getting a taste of wildland firefighting last week during the Sweet Home High School Forestry Club’s fire school.

Ninety-three students from 11 schools participated in the event, which ran from Wednesday to Friday at Camp Tadmor, with live fire exercises Thursday on property managed by Cascade Timber Consulting, located approximately one mile east of the intersection of Highway 20 and Quartzville Road.

“This is the most we’ve ever had,” said Forestry Club Adviser Dustin Nichol. The previous maximum was about 80, from seve...

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