Quote of the Day: On the Front Lines, Wildfires Burn ‘Faster Than Firefighters Can Run’ – The New York Times

Firefighters in Bennett Valley, Calif., tried to get ahead of a blaze before expected high winds. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times

“We’ve got guys who have been working 80 hours straight. You’ve got to have a fifth gear. You’ve got to have the two C’s: commitment and caffeine.”

~CAPT. SEAN NORMAN, deputy head of operations for the Sonoma Valley wildfires in Northern California, which are stretching exhausted firefighters to their limits.

Source: Quotation of the Day: On the Front Lines, Wildfires Burn ‘Faster Than Firefighters Can Run’ – The New York Times

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