Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Even though our serial arsonist is on death row at San Quentin, it still seems that we can't have three decent days in row without wildfire. And it ain't even hot yet. Been breezy and cool. I suppose it's a function of population density and dry chaparral.
Fire across Lake Mathews burning near Tin Mine Road taken from my bedroom deck. The smoke is about four miles away.
The old tin mines in this area provided a significant amount of tin production in the US for decades. I'm thinking arson or off-roaders.
The pilots amaze me. Awesome is an overused term but they do an awesome job under incredible stress. Yes, those are high tension electric lines. I believe this is a Huey Twin 212. Maybe one of you plane guys can verify or correct that.
This plane drops plumes of pink fire retardent that looks similar to pink slime. It appears to be a Lockheed P-2 Neptune. Again, I ain't a plane guy, so corrections are welcomed.
As of 9:00 PDT the fire appears out, though I can see a few flashing lights with binoculars.
TWC 🍷Photo Credit (unless otherwise noted): ©TWC, all rights reserved