CalFIRE

"Powerhouse IC" Wildfire - Los Angeles County, CA - June 2, 2013

I was able to make it up for day #3 of the Powerhosue fire in northern Los Angeles County on June 2, 2013.  I split my coverage between video and stills which I'm getting better at.  I still think I need to make a decision when I get on scene to do one or the other but I can't seem to leave that still camera behind!  

Here's the latest:

The Powerhouse fire is/was burning in northern Los Angeles County in the Angeles National Forest, Elizabeth, Green Valley area.  The fire began on May 30th and as of June 5th had burned over 32,000 acres and destroyed 24 residences.  There were 141 engines on scene along with 62 fire crews, 24 dozers and 11 air tankers/helicopters.  The fire was 70% contained with total containment expected on June 10th.  Total personnel on scene estimated at 2,077 with only 5 injuries reported.  Fire activity continues to diminish as fuels are being consumed up to the indirect fire lines put in place by fire crews.  Extreme terrain, heavy fuels, consistent wind, and occasional flare-ups have made direct attach on this fire difficult.  Information provided by Inciweb - http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/3399/18489/

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM THIS INCIDENT.

Fox Air Tanker Base (USFS) 2002

While skimming through some old footage I came across some stuff I shot TEN YEARS AGO while on a tour of Fox Air Tanker Base in Palmdale, CA. Fox is home to the region's air resources for the United States Forest Service. During the tour, presented for area fire photographers, aircraft was dispatched to brush fires started by several lightning strikes in the area. Unfortunately I was shooting on tape and much of the footage from the tour was unusable (it happens!). I managed to piece together enough footage to make this video. Enjoy!