Nev. firefighter survives run through inferno
By John Sents
The Idaho Falls Times-News
ELKO, Nev. — Nevada Division of Forestry crew supervisor Jim Hunt has long been trained that it is sometimes necessary to run through a fire - not away from it - when the flames make a rapid run at you.
After more than 12 years with the department, this training was put to use on the West Basin fire, and it may have saved his life.
Hunt, 48, of Wells escaped the fire with second-degree burns to his face, elbows and knees after it charged on him in an isolated area. Hunt hunkered down and made the run through 6-foot-high flames and charred ground to get to safety.