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Fighting California forest fires

Brooksville’s John Cousins has 18 years with the Maine Forest Service, and recently led a crew of 19 to fight forest fires in northern California, his fourth mobilization outside of Maine.

Uphill

Uphill

Maine Forest Ranger John Cousins carries his 45-pound pack up hill while fighting forest fires in California, where he said the terrain poses the greatest difficulty.

Photo courtesy of John Cousins

Heli-drop

Heli-drop

Maine Forest Ranger John Cousins and his crew wait for a helicopter drop during firefighting in the northern California forests.

Photo courtesy of John Cousins

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Selfie on the bus

Selfie on the bus

On a charter bus for mobilization to California, Maine Forest Ranger John Cousins snaps a selfie, with his crew behind him.

Photo courtesy of John Cousins