$70,000 to save a bird
The Reporter's Notebook
Last updated 12/29/2021 at 8:22am
Our longest fire camp experience was near Prairie City, Oregon, a 21-day ordeal where our kitchen unit served 1,500 firefighters and support personnel.
My wife and I worked a couple of seasons for OK Cascade, a Bothell company owned by the Keener family well known to us.
The hourly pay was small, but we often got 50-60 hours of overtime a week.
We would get a call from the company and immediate...
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