Videos of the Mountain Fire

Our main article about the Mountain Fire in southern California has the details about the fire and is updated frequently, but here we have collected some video of the fire activity.

The first one is long, 39 minutes, but if you skip around you’ll find something that interests you. DC-10s can be seen dropping retardant at 10, 20, and 22 minutes. The video was shot on July 16 and 17 by “Lakeside Fire” at Garner Valley, Lake Hemet, Palm Springs, and the Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base.

The next one, much shorter at 27 seconds, is a time lapse view of the fire on July 15, shot by Mike Sauder.

The next one is another time lapse and covers portions of four days, from noon on July 15 to about 8 a.m. on July 18. It is an animation of images taken every two minutes from a web camera on Toro Peak and was compiled by Hans-Werner Braun.

The next one, only 17 seconds long, was shot by the Riverside Press-Enterprise and shows the fire burning across a road on July 15.

The last one can’t be embedded here, but it has some interesting interviews about the fire.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “Videos of the Mountain Fire”

  1. Just for clarification, the first video was shot by off-duty Lakeside Fire Captain Mark Grow (CA-LKS), NOT the Lakeside Fire resource assigned to the incident.

  2. It might just be the angle of view but it looks like the DC-10 is getting lower than the helicopter.

  3. Isn’t that something? That DC 10 (s) darting in and out of those canyons. Who would have thought? Maybe Cal Fire eight years ago.


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