Wildfire forecast: Sparks to fly early and often

By Lily Raff McCaulou The Bulletin Published May 22, 2014 at 12:01AM
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin U.S. Forest Service firefighters Sandra Quitana, from left, Bryan Holman and Ryan Pierson load a hand-crew truck with equipment at the Scott Street Compound Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming fire season.
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Jeff Klaassen, a senior firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service, cleans chainsaws Wednesday afternoon at the Scott Street Compound to be sent with area firefighters going to Alaska to fight a wildfire.