Firefighting Operations on Bair Ranch Offer Glimpse Into Effective Incident Management
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Section Chief John Kennedy surveys firing operations on Bair Ranch
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PIO Wayne Patterson takling about containment strategies.
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Incident Management PIO and Leadership discussing active operations on the fire. A drone and helicopter fly behind them.
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UAS Pilots atop a ridge where firing operations are in clear view.
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UAS Pilot Kelly Boyd explains 'dragonball' incedendiary devices and drone tech.
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An engine from the White River Forest keeps watch on fireline at Bair Ranch
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Some sections of the first burned fast and hot, leaving behind only the skeletons of formerly green trees.
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From incendiary 'dragonballs' dropped by unmanned aerial systems, to bulldozed firelines, to logistical support, fighting the Grizzly Creek fire has been a massive undertaking. For a closer look at how it all works, KDNK's Lucas Turner takes a trip to active operations for the southern portion of the fire on Bair Ranch.