Each year, roughly 7,700 wildfires sweep through the state of California, destroying on average more than 705,000 acres of land. In a way, you can call 2018 a record year in which, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center, more than 1.4 million acres of land have been lost to these natural disasters.
So, it came as no surprise to Jay Claeys, president of Husky Portable Containment, that he would be fielding an inordinate number of requests from the U.S. Forest Service this year. His Oklahoma-based company ships portable water tanks to the service’s holding site in Denver where they are used by firefighters to combat wildfires.
Typically, there are no issues with meeting demand. But that changed with one call.
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