I am sure I have a photo of Tanker 81 out of Hollister from the Chalk Fire on my computer somewhere, but for now, I honor all the wildland firefighters, the family, and friends of all pilots, particularly this one, who risk their lives everyday.
Here is a photo taken just after the crash by Ken Yager, who heard the crash, and snapped this.
6:00 pm – This afternoon, another fire started at Highway 41 and Yosemite Place. It is currently around 50 acres, and no structures are threatened. It is east of Atascadero and south of Shandon. Hopefully, this one will be picked up tonight.
With the one in Lockwood yesterday, and this one near Shandon, it looks like fire season has arrived. Let’s hope they stay small.