Homeowner films DC-10 retardant drop on his house

This was on the Liberty Fire December 7 east of Murrieta, California.


(UPDATED September 14, 2018)

The photos below from Flashover.com (referred to in the comments below) show the results of a low drop by a DC-10 on the Liberty Fire, December 7, 2017. They were taken by Jenny Crane.

DC-10 low retardant drop
The result of a low drop by a DC-10, Liberty Fire, 2017.
DC-10 low retardant drop
The result of a low drop by a DC-10, Liberty Fire, 2017.

 

Video of multiple air tankers working the Liberty Fire near Murrieta, CA

Liberty Fire

Above: The Liberty Fire east of Murrieta, California, December 7, 2017. Screengrab from the KTLA video.

(Originally published at 7 p.m. PST December 7, 2017)

KTLA shot some excellent stabilized video from a helicopter Thursday of the Liberty Fire that has burned about 300 acres northeast of Murrieta, California. This is a new fire that erupted this afternoon 17 miles north of another new fire, the Lilac Fire south of Temecula which was 3,000 acres at 7 p.m. PST.

The video, which is almost 2 hours long, has at least 8 shots of air tankers dropping. We skimmed through it quickly and noted where the drops occur, probably missing a few.

13:00 – DC-10
17:00 – BAe-146/C-130
35:30 – C-130
38:35 – BAe-146
49:15 –  S-2
1:05:00 – MAFFS
1:30:00 – 747
1:40:20 – MAFFS