Sherpa Fire - photopilot

Sherpa Fire

06/20/2016

Flying up to Santa Rosa over the weekend took us right by the Sherpa Fire (also being called the Scherpa Fire), which is in the Santa Ynez Mountains, near Goleta, in Santa Barbara County. The fire has doubled since I shot these on Thursday afternoon. Even though the fire is about 50% contained at this moment, triple-digit heat, low humidity and sundowner winds are creating "extreme fire danger" conditions, which has been fueling the fire. Hopefully the firefighters are able to get this under control and put out soon!


PS. You can see just how busy the airspace is with all the firefighting aircraft in the screen shot below. 

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