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Chards and Buldozers: Fathers and sons never change


September 13, 2017

When the Bear Paw East Fork was raging a friend brought a lot of equipment to the Bear Paws to help fight the fire. He also brought his eight year old boy.

That first hot, windy night, the friend was told to build a fire line for several miles with his bulldozer. His eight year old son got on a smaller bulldozer and to the amazement of everyone watching, took off after his dad to help with the fire line.

They had portable radios and so at the home base, listeners heard things like the father say, “How are you doing buddy?”

“Just fine Dad, my gauges are all level and I think everyth...

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