Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Favorite Day One Springs Fire Images

This morning a wildfire started in atypically dry grass along south side (east-bound side) of Highway 101 and driven by out-of-season Santa Ana Winds was driven to the sea in a fashion more typical of October-November, NOT early May. This story is rapidly evolving and any statistics I share here will ultimately be obsolete but as of this posting the Springs Fire burning through the very western end of the Santa Monica Mountains is sized at 10,000 acres with only 10% containment.

Screen capture of a life shot from a newsmedia helicopter looking east at the fire from over the Ventura Basin. Image courtesy of The Weather Channel.
Satellite image of the view of Southwest California showing the fire as seen from a weather satellite. Image courtesy of KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo.
This view was captured from Pacific Coast Highway as the fire approached the Big Firebreak a.k.a. the Pacific Ocean. Image courtesy of Ventura County Fire Department.

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