Valley Fire scorches over 17 thousand Acres in San Diego County
By RYAN GROTHE, Correspondent | September 14, 2020 | CALIFORNIA
Story No. 091420111
Photo by Ryan GrotheThe Global 747 Supertanker drops retardant on the Valley Fire. This aircraft made numerous trips throughout the day on September 6th.
Photo by Ryan GrotheFlames race up a hill along Japatul Valley road.
Photo by Ryan GrotheSkycrane dropping water on the Valley Fire.
Photo by Ryan GrotheFlames from the valley fire along the hillside above loveland reservoir.
Photo by Ryan GrotheFlames at the top of the hill at the valley fire.
Photo by Ryan GrotheSan Diego Sheriff Copter 11 makes a drop on the Valley fire
Photo by Ryan GrotheFlames encroaching power lines at the valley fire.
Photo by Ryan GrotheFlames jumped across Japatul Rd.
The Valley fire was started on September 5th in the afternoon. The fire scorched over 17 thousand acres and destroyed 20 plus buildings. High temperatures fueled this fire. Aircraft from all over were called in to fight the fire. Cal Fire activated the military. The Navy, Marines and Army all sent helicopters to San Diego to assist the fire crews.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.