An area college student has been doing his part to fight wildfire in the western part of the country. Turner Sowden is a 19 year old, Fire Science Major at Iowa Central Community College.
Sowden put his studies to the test in a real world emergency situation. Sowden left Iowa in early July and spent two weeks in Montana fighting wildfires, through a program offered by the Iowa DNR.
The dry hot conditions in the Big Sky and Pacific Northwest have led to wildfires in 13 different states.
Sowden says he’s willing to go and do his part again, if he gets the call.