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Desiree Horton Flying Fires Again

“Chopper Chick” Desiree Horton is fighting fire from the air again and blogging about it too. Desiree has a special talent for writing about what she sees from the air. In this artfully written post she tells us about flying above the hundreds of fires burning in Mendocino County, dipping into a hilltop pond between […]

Zaca Fire From A Bird's Eye

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Zaca Fire helicopter pilot Desiree Horton takes a moment before returning to 16 hour shifts to describe her activities as part of a combined assault on the mile wide flame front heading towards Hwy 33 on Friday the 17th; “….A combined effort of the helicopters throwing fire from the dozer lines to burn towards the […]

Inyo Complex Wildland Fire, 4000 Acres, Running

Report from Inciweb.org on the lightning caused Inyo Complex outside Independence California.Summary A thunder and lightning storm moved quickly through the Eastern Sierra Friday afternoon, July 6, 2007,igniting approximately 10 fires being managed as the Inyo Complex. As of 6:00 pm Friday evening, the three biggest fires are:1)The Oak Fire burning up the north fork […]