Thursday, July 23, 2015


By Wednesday afternoon there were nearly 1000 firefighters camped on the grounds of Walla Walla Community College near Dietrich Dome which is serving as the Command Center and staging area for the upgraded Type 2 Fire Management operations. 

Several tent encampments spread out across the grassy grounds of the college. 

According to one firefighter I spoke with, compared to other fire camp settings, WWCC ranks right up there among the most comfortable.

 Under a shade of a large tree, a weary firefighter sleeps, leaving his boots at the ready nearby.