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VIDEO: Firefighter describes his escape; Folk musician provides tribute

In the videos below, Erik Hipke, one of the Storm King firefighters who got away from racing flames on the July 6, 1994, describes the experience to other wildland firefighters during a "staff ride" training in 2006.
The second video is a musical tribute by Jim Hawkins, a songwriter and former firefightere who with his family now owns Four Mile Creek Bed & Breakfast just outside of Glenwood Springs.


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The Post Independent Updated Jul 5, 2014 01:52PM Published Jul 5, 2014 03:28PM Copyright 2014 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.