|1908 LongLake West fire|
|Looking for Railfires|
USDA Forest Service
|Severe Drought and intense heat waves hit Russia|
... then what will the current fire near Kirkland Lake , Ontario leave behind for this high rail crew.
|Kirkland Lake Fire ,May 2012|
photo from Willy Renaud
Now why would a maintenance-of-way crew be out on the tracks with a fire raging toward them by the look of the flames?
The most they could do would be to return when its all come and gone, to assess damage.
However , one suggestion was that perhaps they dropped a fire fighting crew in the area and are waiting to evacuate them when needed. That sounds sensible since everyone who can is helping out on this fire . And the railway is the only way in to some areas where roads are few.
What do you think?