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Family Shares Story of Fire Fight

A family took proactive measures to save the family house and neighboring properties when the Dog Bar Fire headed up the hill towards their home on Ropholm Rd. Marty Moore and his family were in the direct path of the fire as it burned Saturday afternoon. Marty tells KNCO that he called his father to warn him the fire was coming and they jumped into action.

Click here to listen to Marty Moore

The two men split up trying to work the fire from both sides.

Click here to listen to Marty Moore

However, his father got into trouble when the fire caught up with him on the far side.
Marty said the fire was just moving too fast for the bulldozer to outrun.

Click here to listen to Marty Moore

His father experiencing serious burns to the right side of his body.
Marty called his wife to take his father to the hospital while he and his son Josh continued to battle the fire.

Marty describes the condition of non-metal parts of the tractor.

Click here to listen to Marty Moore

Basically all plastic pieces were melted or disintegrated as a result of the heat. Moore was amazed at how fast the fire was moving.

Click here to listen to Marty Moore

CDF resources arrived and were able to finally help the Moores get a handle on the blaze.

Click here to listen to Marty Moore

Moore says that if resources did not arrive the fire would have surely burned through Chicago Park.
The Senior Moore is in the Burn Unit at UC Davis Medical Center being treated for multiple burns on the right side of his body, leg, head face and shoulders.
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1 Comment

September 15, 2014

Joe

I am glad that the story of what Jim and Marty did is being shared! My property is .75 mi down wind from where the fire was stopped by the coordinated effort of all involved. Jim and Marty went in to danger so that others would be helped. The love they have for their family, friends & Mt. Olive area of Chicago Park is loud and clear! Thank you Moore's for your sacrifice.

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