On this rainy, misty September day in southern New England, lots of local workers, including myself, are coming back from a pleasant and relaxing long holiday weekend. WCVB-TV Channel 5 and WMUR-9, the local ABC affiliates, report on a group of fellow New Englanders who are returning to the region after quite an opposite experience.
Reporting from Manchester, New Hampshire, the station interviewed firefighters who were among 20 from New Hampshire sent to fight the Pioneer Fire on the Boise National Forest in Idaho. The wildfire has been burning since July 18, and although it currently does not threaten homes, poses special dangers for wildland firefighters, including steep, rough terrain and dry and windy conditions. Hear more from these firefighters in the video interview.