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Tedious firefighting technique necessary to locate and extinguish hot spots
A mosaic of burnt, scorched and still-green trees flank a cold training squad searching for hot spots Thursday at the Weber Fire.
A mop up crew discovers a hot spot , digs it up and sprays water to extenquish the embers Thursday at the Weber Fire.
Ashes are stirred up as the squad of seven walks a grid searching for hot spots at the Weber Fire Thursday.
After Jeffrey Lee finishes digging out a hot spot, Jimmie Tointigh shoots water into the hole. The squad carries the water on their backs.
Cliffton Fierro uses the back of his hand to check a hot spot. Firefighters use the back of their hands so that skin can be grafted more easily in case of a burn.
Squad Leader Cliffton Fierro checks around the base of a burned out tree for hot spots Thursday at the Weber Fire.

Hot to the touch

A mosaic of burnt, scorched and still-green trees flank a cold training squad searching for hot spots Thursday at the Weber Fire.
A mop up crew discovers a hot spot , digs it up and sprays water to extenquish the embers Thursday at the Weber Fire.
Ashes are stirred up as the squad of seven walks a grid searching for hot spots at the Weber Fire Thursday.
After Jeffrey Lee finishes digging out a hot spot, Jimmie Tointigh shoots water into the hole. The squad carries the water on their backs.
Cliffton Fierro uses the back of his hand to check a hot spot. Firefighters use the back of their hands so that skin can be grafted more easily in case of a burn.
Squad Leader Cliffton Fierro checks around the base of a burned out tree for hot spots Thursday at the Weber Fire.
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