About this time last year, the American Wildfire was billowing smoke and ash throughout Foresthill, Ca and its surrounding communities. The fire was started by human error (read stupidity) on August 10, 2013 and was contained on August 29 – 19+ days of worry and fright for wildlife, firefighters, and residents alike. I was not able to get close enough to the frontlines for photos due to the steep terrain and conditions surrounding the fire. However, since Base Camp and the Incident Command Post were established at various locations in Foresthill, I thought I would try to document what goes on behind the scenes during a major wildfire. What I found was quite frankly overwhelming in size, effort and dedication of all those involved. The American Fire heroes were not only on the frontlines, but in a support capacity as well.