Citizens acting without government sanction. How a ‘Hillbilly Brigade’ saved an Oregon town from raging wildfires
These are the men and women of the “Hillbilly Brigade” – about 1,200 in all who came together this past week to fight the state’s biggest fire in a century. They are credited with saving the mountain hamlet of Molalla, an hour’s drive south of Portland, after its 9,000 residents were forced to evacuate.
The article focuses on Nicole West, who was driving a bulldozer from her ranch. (And her dog, who was acting as copilot.) But the photos show everyone from high-school kids to folks who appear to be lumberjacks all working together.
Does this count as “militia” action? Hat tip to Knuckledraggin My Life Away.