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Encyclopedia > Firestorm (film)

Firestorm is a 1998 film starring Howie Long as a smokejumper. The plot is about a group of convicts who stage an escape with the help of an ex-firefighter turned arsonist on the outside. Howard Howie Michael Long (born January 9, 1960 in Somerville, Massachusetts) played football as a defensive end, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. ... A smokejumper is a firefighter who parachutes into a remote area to combat wildfires. ...

The film was widely criticized in the wildland firefighting community for technical inaccuracies such as depicting smokejumpers freefalling, and got a lukewarm reception at the box office. Fire in San Bernardino, California Mountains (image taken from the International Space Station) A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, brush fire, or bushfire (in Australasia), is an uncontrolled fire often occurring in wildland areas, but which can also consume houses or agricultural resources. ...



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