More on the Lightning Fires
Photo by Kim Sallaway last night-click to enlarge
The numerous Lightning Fires of June 2008 will go down in California history. Kim Sallaway, incredible local photographer, took pictures to commemorate the events.
He says, “There are plenty of choppers working the fires. However; there are not enough. The nearby Paradise Fire is quite large and only 5% controlled. I went down to the local staging area at the Eel River Conservation Camp last night at dusk to shoot some of the aerial circus as it landed for the night. At one time 4 helicopters were stacked up waiting to land next to the 2 already on the ground. Trucks were arriving from out of the area. Colma, South SF, Daly City, Oakland were represented by crews and trucks. It is scary. I watched as 2 big earth moving bulldozers and their teams headed out to the fires. Our local volunteer crews are on it, but these fires are widespread, and they need the help the pros bring to the situation.”
Kim Sallaway’s site has incredible photos from different events. I recommend spending some time browsing the pictures. They are history, art and news rolled into single images.