Rattlesnake North Hills Fire — August 30, 2013

After dinner at Rattlesnake Gardens, our family went to Pineview Park around 7 pm and soon noticed a column of smoke billowing overhead from the North Hills and clearly not far from us. We headed up Lincoln Hills to a better vantage, and witnessed an absolutely incredible team effort by firefighters to contains a blaze that threatened a number of homes along Duncan drive’s western side. Four helicopters made quick loops from two ponds tucked in the Rattlesnake and dozens of firefighters scrambled around the perimeter. Together they were able to turn back the flames in the face of stiff winds.

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