Thursday, January 16, 2014

Colby Fire Air Battle (Updated)

A 3000 acre fire burned in the hills above Glendora earlier today. The "Colby Fire" was fought mostly from the air with Super Scoopers and helicopters.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
CalFire S-2T type III Grumman air-tanker dropping foscheck.

A CalFire UH-1H "Super Huey" with a empty bucket.

A curious hawk.

A CalFire Bell 205 A++ dropping water. Old Glory flying in the background. 

A LA County "Fire Hawk" Sikorsky S-70 creating a water-bow.

A CalFire S-2T Grumman type III air-tanker dropping foscheck.

A low flying CalFire S-2T Grumman type III air-tanker.