Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
You Smell Something Burning?
We had a little excitement just behind our house yesterday evening. We back up to some parkland and, this being the high fire danger season in California, we had a nice little brush fire about 1/4 mile up the hill from our house. The response time was amazing; San Jose Fire and CDF were on it with trucks, and an airplane and a helicopter dropping water within 5 minutes of us noticing it. It looks like they had it knocked down in about an hour and it burned maybe 40-50 acres. A similar thing happened about 3 years ago and the response wasn't as fast and a lot more parkland burned, so I'm happy to see them getting aggressive about knocking these down, especially with so many homes nearby. Here's a few pics of the CDF helicopter at work. Kari said the tanker plane made a couple of runs right along the ridgeline but I wasn't able to get pictures of that. It was sure loud, though!
San Jose, CA
2010 R1200RT Polar Metallic
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