With large, devastating wildfires burning at both ends of California it is refreshing to hear about a fire that appears to be a success story.
Tuesday night at about 10 p.m. the Sierra Fire started in Fontana, California near Interstate 15 at Sierra and Riverside Avenues. At that time the weather station in Devore recorded sustained north-northwest winds at 25 mph gusting to 45 along with 10 percent relative humidity.
In spite of these horrendous conditions, by 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday the 26 engines, 7 hand crews, and 3 dozers were able to stop the spread at 147 acres. Kudos to these badass firefighters.
You can get a taste of the conditions they were dealing with in this very impressive video.
#SierraFire: Footage from earlier this evening. In #SantaAnaWinds, Dozers can often engage where it’s too dangerous for handcrews. A decisive force multiplier in tonight’s firefight. ^eas pic.twitter.com/gtqmJB5pk6
— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) November 14, 2018
@FirePhotoGirl also shot video at the fire.
— Bernie Deyo🔥 (@BDP473) November 14, 2018