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Crew working more days in busy fire season
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Mark Day (right) pours a diesel-gasoline mix into a drip-torch as Ross Bosworth holds it. The two are members of the Ironwood Hotshots, who last week went to a help fight a fire north of Wickenburg.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Matt Storms arranges his personal belongings in the back of one of the Ironwood Hotshots Northwest Fire Rescue vehicles prior to a team of 20 guys heading to fight a fire north of Wickenburg. Thus far this fire season, the local crew has spent more than 70 days in the field battling blazes throughout the West.