2012 Pole Creek Fire
Created by: Mari Feher, Hosted by: Ania Wiktorowicz
A fire erupted on Sept. 8, 2012, and burned about 26,000 acres, or about 40 square miles at the Pole Creek trailhead. The fire that was caused by lightning cost about $18 million to fight. The surging blaze destroyed four cars at the trailhead in the Three Sisters Wilderness, endangering 30 hikers and campers who had to be rescued out of the forest.
One of those climbers was our very own Ania, who just completed a climb to the top on North Sister, a rugged, dangerous mountain on its own. Come, listen to the harrowing story of how Ania and her team run out the fire while trees burst into flames along the way. How did they make it out? By being prepared and by using their rational navigational system.
Fire preparedness resources mentioned:
oregon.gov - Oregon department of environmental
nwcc.gov -North West Interagency Coordination Center