Friday, September 18, 2015
Valley Firestorm As Weather Event
Tonight I discovered a new favorite video featuring the Valley Fire firestorm in Lake County which occurred last Saturday. Notice how much this conflagration functioned and appeared like a weather event more than merely a big wildfire. This fire like the footage of this fire serves to demonstrate once again something that the folks in the fire biz as well as emergency managers and some select others have come to realize: despite the most technologically advanced firefighting capability in human history, humanity, especially in the United States is increasingly losing to these increasingly common conflagrations. These increasingly common extreme events ultimately come to an end when the weather changes to a regime that is less conducive to fire spread, not due to the valiant efforts of our firefighters who are powerless in the face of such raw power. Enjoy this amazing footage if that is even possible.