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Thomas Fire Night Ops, Ventura County - December 2017

Night operations at the Thomas Fire last night (12/9-10/17). The fire continued to push hard toward the communities of Carpinteria and Montecito. Approximately 4,435 personnel from all over the United States have converged on southern California to help battle this massive wildfire.

Since it's origin, the Thomas Fire has consumed over 173,000 acres and destroyed over 750 structures. As of this posting the fire is 15% contained with full containment estimated to be reached on Christmas Eve. © Craig Durling / www.DurlingMedia.com

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"Fish IC" LACoFD Brush Fire - Duarte, CA - June 20, 2016

While en route to the "Reservoir IC" brush fire on Highway 39 in the Angeles National Forest I diverted to a new start in the nearby city of Duarte, this one threatening homes and horse stables.  Making already difficult fire conditions worse, those on the fireground also had to battle 113 degree temperatures.  At the time of this writing the "Fish Incident" (Fish IC) was reported to be at 2,000 acres with one LASD Deputy being transported to a local hospital with heat exhaustion.  The cause of this fire is under investigation.  © Craig Durling/DurlingMedia

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© Craig Durling / DurlingMedia.com

© Craig Durling / DurlingMedia.com

Moreno Valley House Fire - Riverside County - June 5, 2016

Just as I pulled into Riverside County for the night on June 5, 2016 I spotted a decent loom-up north of the freeway. Having no idea where I was going I just followed the discipating smoke and discovered a working fire in a two-story residence in the 25000 block of Bronze Drive in Moreno Valley. It appeared the fire had been working for a while with severe damage to the home. According to a neighbor he did not believe the family was home at the time of the fire. There was no further information available at the time of this posting. © Craig Durling

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"Wheatland IC" LAFD Brush Fire - May 23, 2016

At about 2:20pm on May 23, 2016 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a fast moving brush fire in the 11300 block of Wheatland Avenue in the Lakeview Terrance area of Los Angeles.  With the assistance of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Angeles Forest resources the fire, seated in rough terrain, was kept to nearly 200 acres.  An arson suspect is reportedly in custody.  © Craig Durling

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An LACoFD Firehawk returns to the fire after filling up at a nearby golf course while a golfer "plays through".

An LACoFD Firehawk returns to the fire after filling up at a nearby golf course while a golfer "plays through".

"Tujunga IC" LAFD Major Emergency Auto Recycling Yard Fire - April 17, 2016

At about 4pm on April 17, 2016 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an auto recycling yard fire at 9128 Tujunga Avenue in Pacoima.  The blaze ultimately escalated to a Major Emergency, bringing in over 140 firefighters and consuming hundreds of automobiles.

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Images Copyright © Craig Durling All Rights Reserved

Images Copyright © Craig Durling All Rights Reserved

"Sepulveda IC" LAFD Major Emergency Motel Fire - February 14, 2016

At just after 2:00pm on February 14, 2016 the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on scene of a vacant 2-story motel at 6445 Sepulveda Blvd. in Van Nuys and reported heavy smoke showing from the rear of "The Voyager Motor Inn". Moments later the fire escalated to a "Major Emergency" incident and, following structural collapses, LAFD went into defensive ops. It took hours to control the blaze which consumed most of the complex. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. © Craig Durling/DurlingMedia

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Fire Service Day 2013 - LA County Fire Station 129

I had the opportunity to cover today's Fire Service Day events at LA County Fire Dept. station 129 in Lancaster, CA. This was just one of several Fire Service Day open houses throughout LA County. Hundreds of people came through LA County Fire Station 129 to see displays, live demos, vendors, visit with firefighters, participate in a chili cook-off and more!

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FAP Episode #35 - Burbank Fire Service Day

faplogosmall (Duration 00:37:14) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography we take you into the field as we attend the Fire Service Day events in Burbank, California.  Your hosts manned a display of fireground photographs at the event and took the opportunity to record some interviews, reactions as well as some sounds from the event. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites.  You can also follow them on Twitter by clicking on their name here:  Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download the .mp3 file here.

The Ally Cats PreformingA

Kid Sparying WaterA

Jaws Demo # 1A

Chief Pansini CookingA

Police K-9A

Bob Hope Crash RigA

Photos by Ross A. Benson

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