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Bill Westphal's Photo Gallery - Station Fire

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First Glimpse1806 viewsMy first glimpse of the Station Fire on the way home from work. Picture is taken by the Rose Bowl. The fire is still a ways back in the forest.
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Pyrocumulus1838 viewsWhile I'm not sure this word exists in a Dictionary, it is used commonly used when talking about fires or volcanic eruptions. It is caused by the hot air and smoke combining with the moisture which induces a convection which carries the smoke and ash up to altitudes of 20,000 feet or more.
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Thank You1860 viewsSigns of appreciation, like this one at the top of Lake Avenue, were popping up all over the place. Whether it was here at the entrance to the Sam Merrill Trail, or on someone's wall or fence, homemade signs thanking the Firefighters and First Responders were visible everywhere.
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JPL Under Siege2265 viewsThursday 8/27 around 8:45 PM. Lynne and I went down to the Arroyo to see how the fire was going. It was an eerie sight to see the fire extending along the ridge behind JPL. It didn't look like it was going to get any better soon.
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Close To Home2086 viewsFriday, 4:25 PM. The fire continued to make it's way east. This view looking down our street shows the smoke billowing up from the back side of Brown Mountain.
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Air Assault At Sundown1696 viewsThe Air Show went on late into the afternoon. Here, a P-2 Neptune comes out of the Arroyo after a Retardant drop.
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Smokey Sunset1713 viewsNow this would have been a beautiful sunset if it wasn't for the circumstances. The phrase "red sky at night, sailors delight" does not apply here.
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Red Sky In The Morning . . .2181 viewsSaturday morning, 5:52 AM, the fire was still burning fiercly. These flames are coming up from the Arroyo Seco approaching Brown Mountain.
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Paradise Lost1892 viewsThe normal calm and tropical atmosphere of my backyard is upset by the Station Fire seen here overtaking Brown Mountain.
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Closer To Home1936 viewsSunday brought the fire even closer to home. Burning hotter and faster the fire can be seen erupting behind the ridge in Millard Canyon.
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Cobra2075 viewsThe AH-1 Firewatch Cobra is used for monitoring and directing fire operations. Equipped with high tech gadgets like Infared and Low-Light Sensors, it provides the firefighters with an excellent tool for monitoring the fire.
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Neptune1842 viewsThe Lockheed P-2 Neptune was originally Naval Patrol Bomber used for Anti-Submarine warfare. Converted into an aerial tanker, it can carry 2,700 Gallons of Fire Retardant.
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