< Back to All News

Local Community Supports King Fire Suppression

Last week Grass Valley Interim Fire Chief Mark Buttron talked to KNCO about local fire fighters that were assigned to strike teams being sent over to battle the King Fire in El Dorado and Placer Counties. However, firefighters are not the only local resources supporting the suppression efforts. Retired Fire Chief David Ray says he was over there yesterday helping Robinson Enterprises relocate and position heavy equipment used to clear a fire line. Specifically a feller-buncher was being put in place.

Click here to listen to David Ray

Ray explains how the feller-buncher is used to cut the line.

Click here to listen to David Ray

Ray says that Robinson had the equipment on hand and it made sense to jump in and help.

Click here to listen to David Ray

Even though it is raining today- and many think it will benefit the fire fight- Ray points out it also adds complications.

Click here to listen to David Ray

The King Fire continues to burn and has burned over 95,000 acres and 43 percent contained.

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment

*

*

* captcha