Brown leads firefighter division in California


Photo courtesy of Ron Brown

Ron Brown, of Ryan Park, commands the pictured Division Sierra Task Force while fighting fires in California over the summer.

Ron Brown, task force leader and engine boss on wildland fires for the Wyoming State Forestry Division, was called out to fight two fires in California over the summer, with the first lasting 21 days and the second 18. The second fire was held at just under 30,000 acres between Reading, Calif. and the Pacific Ocean.

"It's funny to say, but it was all in all a good fire," Brown said. There were no major injuries or property damage on the fires he fought. "Considering the fires that are going on and have been going on-they're going in complexity. They're taking out a lot of resources to take...

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