Monday, July 10, 2017

Alamo and Whittier Fires, Santa Barbara County CA

There have been a number of wildfires burning out west recently keeping ground and aerial crews busy. Two of these fires are the Alamo and the Whittier Fires, both burning near Santa Barbara CA. The Whittier Fire (10,834 acres, 5% containment) has a page on inciweb while the Alamo Fire (23,867 acres, 15% containment) has no inciweb page but has a page on the CAL FIRE incident page. As I understand it, each incident has tankers and helos working the fire to support the ground crews. Bill Gabbert of Wildfire Today, doing his usual good job, has been covering the Alamo Fire and the Whittier Fire.

Here is a time lapse image of both wildfires shot over 17.5 hours, uploaded to Youtube

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This is a nice video about how various crews from southern California are cooperating to work the Alamo Fire, and what goes on behind the scenes including animal evacuations.

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