Incredible images from Air7HD Tuesday morning. A brush fire erupted near the Mount Wilson Observatory, prompting an evacuation of the historic facility as the blaze charred heavy brush down the hillsides. The fire, which broke out shortly before 4am, burned along the hills above Altadena, Arcadia and Pasadena. The fire had charred approximately 26 acres. There was no containment. Firefighters said the blaze has the potential to grow up to 600 acres. Approximately 500 firefighters were battling the brush fire. They were aided by light winds and cool morning temperatures.
: A brush fire that destroyed several homes in the Anaheim Hills area Monday continued to grow overnight, prompting officials to keep evacuation orders in place for thousands of Orange, Tustin and Anaheim residents.
The fire, dubbed Canyon Fire 2, has scorched about 7,500 acres and was 25 percent contained, Anaheim Fire Department Sgt. Daron Wyatt said at a news conference Tuesday morning.
About 1,100 firefighters were involved in the firefight, Wyatt said. Clink the link in @ktla5news
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while in our beautiful forests and be alert when in #TreeMortality
areas. Never camp or park your car under dead trees and always properly prepare and extinguish open campfires. Learn more about how you can protect yourself & our forests: ReadyForWildfire.org
BRUSH FIRE 7/25/17 (tap photo to expand) Firehawk helicopter drops water to support Fly Crew firefighters on a wildfire above Sierra Madre
A beautiful day out in San Dimas Experimental Forest. We had 40 volunteers from both, San Bernardino and Angeles National Forest Fire lookout associations participate in today's field trip. Stay tuned for more photos and videos of the area. #ANFFLA #SanDimas #USForestService
The Osborne Fire Finder is a type of alidade used by fire lookouts in order to find a directional bearing (azimuth) to smoke in order to alert fire crews to a wildland fire.
The device is used by moving the sights until the observer can peek through the nearer sighting hole and view the cross hairs in the further sight aligned with the fire. The fire lookout notes the degrees on the graduated ring beneath the sight. Early Fire Finders were capable of a crude estimate of elevation based upon the level and elevation of the table, calculating distance and rough position of the fire by reference to any distinctive terrain features and by use of the scale shown on the map. However, in actual practice, fire distance and location were normally established using two or more Fire Finder-equipped towers, using the intersection method to fix the precise location of the fire. Dispatchers at a central facility used a compass rose to mark lines of position from each reporting tower onto a large map to quickly find where the reported bearings intersect.
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