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Published July 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Chris Hinnenkamp

Chris Hinnenkamp, a 1999 Fargo North High School graduate, works as a smokejumper in a region that stretches from Redding, Calif., to the Canadian border. Hinnenkamp, who’s worked as a smokejumper for six years, estimates that the average smokejumper’s career lasts seven years, in part due to the constant physical demands of the job. Special to The Forum
Read the article: Smokejumper says job a rush, but mom worries