SoCal Strike Team Tackles Challenges, Caldor Fire

Wildland firefighting corpsmembers cutting line.

CCC Pomona wildland firefighting Corpsmembers cut hand line to contain a spot fire on the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County.

Swinging hand tools and running a chain saw as flames flicker mere feet away.

It’s hard to describe the experience as anything other than ‘intense.’

It’s what our CCC Pomona and CCC San Diego fire crews have been doing the past week on the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County.

Cutting hand line. Containing spot fires. Assisting back burn operations.

Hiking steep terrain. Protecting communities. It’s hard work, but this is what they’ve spent months training to do.