Photos of Aspen Fire

Aspen Fire, July 27, 2013
Aspen Fire, July 27, 2013
Aspen Fire, July 27, 2013. Photo by Fire Behavior Analyst John Smith. (click to enlarge)

Even though we posted the excellent photo above of the Aspen Fire in our main article about the fire HERE, we wanted to place it here as well, in case you are not keeping up with that fire — which is in California 16 miles south of Yosemite National Park and 5 miles northwest of Huntington Lake. Click the photo to see a larger version. The photo, which we believe is looking toward the northeast, shows Mammoth Pool Reservoir and the steep terrain the firefighters are working in.

The photos below, of a Sikorsky helicopter dropping water and retardant, were also taken on the Aspen Fire. Bob Martinez, a Volunteer in Prevention Photographer for CAL FIRE/Fresno County Fire, took them from Stump Springs Road July 26, 2013.

Sikorsky helicopter dropping on Springs Fire, July 26, 2013 Sikorsky helicopter dropping on Springs Fire, July 26, 2013In 2010 and 2012 Mr. Martinez also sent us photos he took of military helicopters training for wildland fire season.

 

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. Google+