Leavenworth, United States of America
FIREFIGHTERS HIKE UP TO FIGHT FIRE ALONG THE ICICLE RIDGE.
Members of the Silver City, New Mexico, hike up Chatter Creek Trail to
fight fires along the Icicle Ridge near Leavenworth, Washington, August
19, 2001. The Icicle fire, which had advanced to within three miles (5
km) of Leavenworth on the eastern slope of the Cascade Range on
Saturday, was surrounded by a 20-member crew from White River, Arizona,
who sharply reduced the threat to about 200 homes. That fire crackled
across 6,500 acres (2,600 hectares) and was part of an active fire
total of nearly 400,000 acres (160,000 hectares) in nine states, the
National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho said.