Saturday, August 17, 2013

UPDATE 8-27-12: American Fire Video by Jason Phipps and Kellen Walker

Film by Jason Phipps and Kellen Walker

Pretty amazing video of the fire burning near us.

This is an updated version of the video of the American Fire with footage provided by California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 and Fire-watch Cobra, US Forest Service.

The American Fire, started at approximately 4:30pm on Saturday August 10, 2013, is burning in heavy fuels on extreme slopes about eight miles from the community of Foresthill, California and has grown to 25,000 acres as of August 26, 2013. There are 1,196 dedicated personnel fighting the fire at this time to prevent the fire from reaching populated areas. Many of the previously dedicated personel have relocated to the RIM Fire near Yosemite CA. They have successfully contained the fire American Fire 83% at the time this video was originally posted. Heavy fuels are creating large amounts of smoke, which is a significant issue for the Sierra Foothills, Tahoe area, and Sacramento Valley. The cause of this fire is still under investigation.

A special thanks to Kellen Walker for helping us film under such dangerous conditions, thanks to Karen Marko-Meyer for logistical advice, and Wes Schultz for contributing his amazing photography. And of course, thank you to those firefighting professionals risking their lives in combating this amazing force of nature.

For additional photographs of The American Fire by Wes Schultz visit -http://notnownotever.exposuremanager.

Filmed by Air National Guard

Aireal Fire Fighting of the American Fire

Smoke from the American Fire being forced down into Reno 
from the thunder storms

Video by National Weather Service Reno

Video by Chris Terry

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