Day: August 17, 2015

Uncategorized | August 17, 2015

Helicopter Pilot’s View of a Bucket Drop

Using a helicopter to drop buckets of water on a wildfire is very helpful to firefighters. This video is taken from the pilot’s perspective, a view most people don’t get.

Uncategorized | August 17, 2015

New Pocketcard and Fire Statistics Sheet

This week will be extremely hot and dry as we reach again into triple digit territory. ERC values will continue in the extreme category and we will likely reach new maximums with the forecast of hot weather. Fire activity on the ground has increased and extra resources have been required several times. For the latest fire statistics […]

Uncategorized | August 17, 2015

Burnout Operations Along Firelines Continue on Stouts Creek Fire

Sunday’s preparation for the burnout operations allowed the night crews to continue what was started late in the afternoon. Overnight crews working on the southwest side of the fire, from DP 69 to Newman’s Gap, were able to make significant progress. Using established fireline, crews were able to use low-intensity burn methods to widen the […]

Uncategorized | August 17, 2015

August 17 Fire Statistics and Pocketcard Update

This week will be extremely hot and dry as we reach again into triple digit territory. ERC values will continue in the extreme category and we will likely reach new maximums with the forecast of hot weather. Fire activity on the ground has increased and extra resources have been required several times. August 17 Stats August 17 […]