by Kurt Hildebrand

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June 7, 2013
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Fire investigators practice pyrotechnic puzzles

Bright blue and yellow sparks from a welding torch set waist-high sagebrush ablaze on Wednesday morning, but the resulting fire wasn’t the result of a careless worker. It was part of a two-day training exercise for new fire investigators conducted at Minden-Tahoe Airport by East Fork Fire Capt. Terry Taylor. Firefighters set the sagebrush on fire 10 times in a variety ways to provide different puzzles for the trainees. At the same time, live fire training was conducted with seasonal firefighters putting out the blazes. Taylor said each of the fires had a distinctive cause that could be determined by …

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