Photo of the Week: Containing El Dorado
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This week's photo by Johnny Lopez of Lone Wolf Photography shows Riverside County (Calif.) firefighters tasked with back burns and structure protection in Oak Glen during the early weeks of the El Dorado Fire.
The tilt-shift style photo captures crewmembers walking alongside Riverside County CAL FIRE Water Tender 83. The human-caused wildfire, which ignited on Sept. 5, has burned more than 22,000 acres. USDA Forest Service Firefighter Charles Edward Morton, the squad boss of the Big Bear Interagency Hotshots, died in the line of duty battling the blaze.
The fire is 93% contained as of Thursday.