Photos of Fly Fire approaching fire monitoring camera

Near the Dixie Fire north of Quincy, California

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4:46 p.m. PDT July 24, 2021

The AlertWildfire camera on Indian Ridge photographed the Fly Fire Saturday afternoon as it spread vigorously toward its location. The camera is north of the community of Keddie and northwest of Mt. Hough and Crystal Lake.

These first four pictures were shot during a five-minute period, 2:22 p.m. to 2:26 p.m. on July 24, 2021.

Judging from the photo below taken from the same camera almost two hours later at 4:10 p.m., the camera survived but the lens needs a little cleaning.

Fly Fire
Fly Fire as seen from Indian Ridge at 4:10 p.m. PDT July 24, 2021. AlertWildfire.

The Fly Fire was reported Thursday, July 22 near Keddie in Butterfly Valley about four miles north of Quincy. At first there was a question whether it was a spot fire from the Dixie Fire several miles away, or if it was unrelated. A fire behavior analysis determined the spot fire option was unlikely, but at times this year the behaviors of wildfires are off the charts. Regardless, the cause is being investigated and it is being suppressed by the Dixie Fire Incident Management Team. As of early Saturday morning it had burned more than 4,000 acres.

To see all articles on Wildfire Today about the Dixie Fire, including the most recent, click HERE.

The Fly Fire is in the lower-right section of the map below.

Dixie Fire map
Map of the Dixie Fire. The white line was the perimeter at 2:30 a.m. PDT July 24, 2021. The green line was the perimeter about 24 hours before. The red dots represent heat detected by a satellite at 4:00 a.m. PDT July 24, 2021.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Photos of Fly Fire approaching fire monitoring camera”

  1. Bill Gabbert – thanks for continuing to do what you do. Informative, factual and timely information on Wildland fire incidents and issues.
    Appreciate it!
    Take care!

  2. Very upsetting to see the fire closing in on Quincy, the town I grew up in?. I have 2 brothers visiting there right now!! Appreciate the updates and prayers being sent to all the firefighters to be safe??.

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