Sunday, September 5, 2010

Yorba Linda Fire Update: Helicopters Flew at NIGHT!


I KNEW I heard/saw helicopters flying. I didn't know if they were fire department helicopters or press. It is impressive that they flew with night vision goggles and made water drops in the dark. Wow. No wonder the fire went out so quickly. Our fire department is the BEST!

They say the cause is under investigation. However, I found an internet posting that brings up the possibility that the fire was caused by an airplane crash. Not sure what to make of that, third-hand information from "some guy at Stater Brothers grocery store". I suppose the fire department will make an announcement in time.

3 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Living in the land of helicopter and tanker fire drops, I can relate. It's great to be able to do night drops when the wind is at it's quietest. They did a great job!

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Happy to hear the fire is out.

You seem surprised at helicopters flying in the night sky, they fly all the time @ night and are indespensible to the police.

Opus #6 said...

Christopher, from what I understand, wind would have caused the situation to be completely different. And most often in CA wildfires, the water drops stop at night. I give the firefighters full credit for what they did. With all those helicopters in the sky, and the press helicopters, they risked their lives to keep the community safe. I knew a man 10 years ago who crashed as a helicopter pilot. Mechanical failures are unforgiving. The efforts of the orange county fire department are in every way impressive.