ANF/LAC - Bobcat Fire - 2020
ANF/LAC - Bobcat Fire - 2020
Monrovia Foothills before and after bobcat fire
happy belated mid-autumn festival, aka., the chinese thanksgiving.
it is exactly like thanksgiving. it is the 2nd most important holiday behind the lunar new year. it’s a gathering with families, eat a ton, eat a lot of sweets (moon cakes), give thanks to a bountiful harvest year, as the weather slowly transition to winter.
this year’s moon is seen with extra smoke from the bobcat fire.
Atmospheric disturbance from burning vegetation.
(September, 2020, Angeles National Forest, North America, Earth)
This woman is sifting through the wreckage of her Juniper Hills, CA, home of 30 years after it was destroyed by the ongoing Bobcat Fire. The Bobcat Fire is now one of the largest wildfires ever in LA County’s history and remains less than 20% contained as of September 22
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My air quality is becoming rather shitty and my lungs are beginning to hate this. My allergies are going crazy and my headaches are getting worse.
Ash is falling like its sprinkling rain outside and with the winds we are getting, it’s just fueling the fires more.
Theres so much smoke in the air that I cant even see the mountains that surround the valley I live in. My favorite camp sites and even hiking trails have been burned through and there is still no end in sight for this fire.
How can anyone believe climate change isnt real? How can anyone see the damage we are taking during this fire season and not see that we are the cause of it?
I decided to go for a hike this weekend since the weather is really nice. There is a huge difference in weather compared to last weekend. The smoke started to clear up from the Bobcat Fire. Hope your weekend was great. What did you do this weekend?
Flipped over to the Mt. Harvard webcam and just happened to catch a DC-10-30 tanker drop fire retardant near Mt. Wilson.
Looks like they’re reinforcing containment around the Observatory still.
Sunrise at Mt. Wilson this morning was a beautiful thing.
The Observatory still stands! And it looks like, aside from some smoldering from the backburns last night, they might just have this in the bag!
In the distance of the second webcam shot, you can see another tongue of the fire still burning to the north. This Bobcat is far from put down, but it seems like the fire crews have saved Mt. Wilson Observatory! Those firefighters are true heroes!
Not gonna lie. It’s looking pretty scary up there at Mt. Wilson tonight. But a few hours ago on the scanner, when they handed off to the night ops teams, they mentioned that teams would be doing more firing operations up there.
The scanner is quiet right now. All they’re doing is organizing food for the teams, so… doesn’t sound like anybody is worried. And they haven’t called in air support yet, even though they have a helitanker on standby. So… I THINK this is just an intentional backburn.
But fuck, this is scary as hell. I hope the Observatory makes it through the night.
The scene tonight from the webcams on top of Mt. Wilson at the Observatory… this was about an hour or so ago and is scary as fuck.
But I’ve been watching the crews fight back the fire once again. And they are doing an incredible job.
Watched a helitanker come in on FlightTracker…
And they did a water drop right on that flare up… tamped it down!
The tanker sped off to fill up again, then returned…
And nailed the other flare up that was creeping up the ridge…
These guys are total badasses. Flying night ops and doing their damnedest to protect the observatory!
It’s flaring up again, but they aren’t giving up!
Freakin’ heroes is what these guys are.
It’s a glorious day *sarcasm* when the news is going batshit over ridiculous things, yet still ignoring the megafire growing bigger everyday.