(Above: The red dots represent heat detected on the Canyon 2 Fire by a satellite at 2:54 a.m. October 10. The yellow dots were detected at 12:54 p.m. October 9. The Canyon Fire started September 25, and the spread was stopped a few days later. Click to enlarge)
A couple days ago, Fire Aviation readers made a reasonable ask to news media filming water and retardant drops: Pan the camera out.
You’ve been heard.
A television crew with KTLA in Southern California got a great vantage of Tanker 911, a DC-10 operated by 10 Tanker Air Carrier, making a run over the hills east of Anaheim during efforts to contain the Canyon 2 Fire.
Check it out:
— KTLA (@KTLA) October 10, 2017
The Canyon 2 Fire started Monday morning in the Anaheim Hills area.
By Tuesday, Anaheim Fire & Rescue reported the blaze to be at 7,500 acres. About 1,100 firefighters were assigned to the incident, with 14 helicopters and six planes assisting from the air.
— Jeff Gritchen (@jeffgritchen) October 10, 2017
As of Wednesday morning, it had grown to 8,000 acres with containment at 40 percent — a shift from Santa Ana winds from the east to coastal sea breezes from the west aided containment efforts.
Roughly two-dozen structures were damaged or destroyed, but no serious injuries were reported.
A solid containment line has been created along the eastern edge of communities near the 241 Toll Road. #CanyonFire2
— Anaheim Fire &Rescue (@AnaheimFire) October 11, 2017