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Ground crews greatest asset for battling Lake Whatcom Fire, officials say

Fire managers held off helicopters to allow hand crews to work

The Baker River Hotshots crew head to camp in a single file line.
The Baker River Hotshots crew head to camp, set up on the Sudden Valley Community Association athletic fields, after battling the Lake Whatcom Fire Wednesday, Aug. 30. Three ground crews, including the hotshots, are on scene. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Audra Anderson Assistant Editor
SUDDEN VALLEY — The three hand crews, including one specialized hotshot crew, are fire managers

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