Video captured by local first responder fighting the #RockyFire near Clear Lake.65,000 acres burned. Video @JakeAuby pic.twitter.com/8ddBkPhwlk— Danville/SR Updates (@DanvilleSR_News) August 4, 2015
Short but sweet, this short reel of two Day One (July 29th) scenes of the Rocky Fire spliced together provide a powerfully poignant perspective which reveals why this fire escaped and got so big. The first scene shows the aggressive burning of heavy fuels in either the initial attack or extended attack period of the fire. The second scene shows a frantic retardant drop by a Type-1 tanker (a heavy) while a hand crew marches away from the fire as it approaches from the other side of the mountain.