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SAFENET ID:
20170912-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
08/31/2017 1150
Event Stop Date:
08/31/2017 1230 
Incident Name:
Cabin Fire
Fire Number:
 
State:
Washington
Jurisdiction:
State
Local Unit:
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Initial Attack
Position Title:
IC4 (t) 
Task:
Line Construction And Structure Protection 
Management Level:
4
Resources Involved:
8 engines, 3 firebosses, 2 helicopters 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Fire Behavior, Other
Human Factors:
 
Other Factors:
active burning structure smoke blwing over incident area 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
During initial attack size up and line construction, myself and crew were exposed to the black smoke coming off of a burning cabin and large storage shed. the wind was blowing to the west across the incident at a constant and steady rate which is what lead to our exposure. Some abnormal fatigue and lightheaded feeling was experienced at the time and as the smoke subsided the symptoms became less apparent. All crew members are feeling back to normal and don't seem to be experiencing any longer term symptoms however it is possible.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
Actions taken by crew immediately include doing best to try and limit exposure time and efforts were made to get in to fresh air.


Corrective Actions

20170912-0001-CA001

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