A Soldier with the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion uses a pulaski tool to remove a root from a hotspot to ensure burning or hazardous materials are cooled down and help prevent reignition at the August Complex wildland fire Sept. 4, 2020 in Mendocino National Forest. The 14th BEB is deployed to Northern California, at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center, in support of Department of Defense wildland firefighting response operations where they will work side-by-side with professional wildland firefighters. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Ybarra)

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