Building Firebreaks
Photo Credit: Pfc. Andrew Ingram
Sgt. 1st Class Justin Payne, horizontal construction engineer, 576th Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, uses a Caterpillar D7F bulldozer to clear a firebreak during efforts to contain the Waldo Canyon Fire at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The engineers built the firebreak to prevent flames from moving from the academy into the residential area across the fence. During the first 72 hours of their mission, engineers cleared more than 12 miles of land.
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