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Photo Galleries: May 22, 2008 - Cool Incident
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Summary: The Cool Incident was a 97 acre wildland fire that started west of Highway 49 across from the quarry, north of the town of Cool on May 22, 2008. The fire was wind driven. No structures were lost or damaged. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

These pictures were taken by and are courtesy of Andrea Schliessmann of the Cool Deli. Click on photos to view larger.

Cool Incident
Wind drives the fire toward the town of Cool.
Cool Incident
A smoke column erupts from the fire.
Cool Incident
Flames race uphill behind the town.
Cool Incident
The fire burns behind the local businesses.
Cool Incident
Flames scorch the hills behind Cool businesses.
Cool Incident
A helicopter drops water on the fire.
Cool Incident
Crews gain access to the fire.
Cool Incident
The aftermath: a burned hillside behind the town of Cool.
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