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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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La Tuna Brush Fire, Los Angeles - Sept. 2, 2017

A fast-moving brush fire has consumed over 5,000 acres in the hills just north of Los Angeles threatening homes in nearby communities. Hundreds of firefighters and law enforcement officers from numerous agencies have converged on the fire to battle the erratic fire behavior as well as facilitate evacuations and residential security. © Craig Durling / 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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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".

Fire Service Day - LACoFD Station 129 - May 14, 2016

Members of the public attended the Fire Service Day event held at Los Angeles County Fire Department station 129 in Lancaster, California on May 14, 2016. The event featured a chili cook-off, interactive displays and demonstrations by the Sikorsky S-70A Firehawk helicopter, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), live auto fires, physical rescues, hoist rescues, helicopter water drops and more. © DurlingMedia

"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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"Denker IC" LAFD Major Emergency Recycling Yard Fire - December 12, 2015

At about 11:00 am on the morning of December 12th, 2015 the Los Angeles City Fire Department, along with assistance from LACoFD and Torrance Fire Departments battled a major emergency fire in a recycling yard at 20502 Denker Ave in the Harbor Strip area of Los Angeles. The blaze took hours to extinguish. The cause of the fire is under investigation. © Craig Durling/DurlingMedia

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