Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center - Pothole Fire Dozer Burnover

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August 6, 2019 - The machine overheated and went into limp mode, de-rating the power. At the same time, the fire reached the dry tumbleweeds and fire intensity increased dramatically. In limp mode the dozer was unable to escape the approaching fire. The operator jumped out and retreated to the black. The operator escaped with singed hair on his hands and head.