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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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faplogosmall (Duration 47:33) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography our pal Ross Benson returns as well as Alan Simmons of firestormvideos.com and Ted Pendergast of firstduephotos.com.  Al reports on some extreme fire behavior he's been observing at the recent So Cal wildfires.  What causes this extreme behavior and can it be prevented?  Also, we'll talk about shooting video at emergency scenes.  What techniques do you use to collect as well as process your footage? Join our "Fireground" Flickr community, upload your images to the critiuque forum and join in any of the ongoing conversations. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here.
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