Four County Fire recoverycontinues a year later


December 1, 2022

Stephanie Dickerson spent an “eternity” on Dec. 15, 2021, huddled with her husband, son, a neighbor and a hired hand in the cab of a pickup truck as a wildfire made the doors too hot to touch. It didn’t matter that they were parked in the middle of a green wheat field. It didn’t matter that a volunteer firefighter was dousing the vehicle with water from a tanker truck. The heat was still seeping into the cab.

“They basically poured water on us for about 15 or 20 minutes,” Dickerson said. “The only thing not burned in that field was the circle where we were all sitting with th...

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