Smokey Bear Escapes Fiery Fate When Firefighters Crush Flames Quickly
“The car flipped onto its side and hit a power pole,” she explained. “It started a wildland fire. The flames were about 15 feet high…The power went out…The wind was blowing hard. Smoke got heavier…I thought we might lose the firehouse.”However, as the firefighters were close by, they were able to get to the flames and put them out quickly with only minor damage to the fence and pole. Power was out for a short time, according to Antony, but backup generators filled the need. The driver received minor injuries to her hand. “We had to cut her ring cut off her,” Antony explained. She was transported to Garberville Hospital.
Smokey’s statue commands the Shelter Cove fields and sands still.