Human Interest

Firefighter Rescue
4:30 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

USFS Issues Report On Bucket Escape From Pole Creek Fire

An empty helicopter bucket served as a rescue vehicle for a firefighter during the Pole Creek Fire last month.
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

A new report from the U.S. Forest Service gives new details on a daring helicopter rescue at Pole Creek Fire last month outside Sisters. That review describes how a firefighter escaped oncoming flames by climbing into a helicopter's empty water bucket.

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