Earth & Conservation

What It's Like to Parachute Into a Forest Fire

It's just another day for a "smokejumper."

<p>Photo: Great Big Story // YouTube</p>

Ramona Beyuka has been fighting wildfires for more than a decade. She works with other "smokejumpers" in Idaho to plunge straight into wildfires from a plane. In this video from Great Big Story, Beyuka reflects on her work and how it takes way more than just physical stamina.

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