Bridge built in "record" time to help fight Wiley Fire
September 13, 2023
267 firefighters fought the Wiley Fire, but despite all this manpower they came up against a problem. How were they going to get fire fighting apparatus across Little Wiley Creek to continue battling the flames? There was a bridge across the water, but it wasn't suitable for such an operation.
So Fire Incident Commander Chad Calderwood posed a question to Cascade Timber Consulting staffers, whose land the bridge, built years ago by another timber company, was on: "What's the chances of getting this bridge fixed?"
Turns out, pretty good.
CTC Forest Engineer Kevin Van Cleave made a call to C...