Every creature was designed to serve a purpose. Learn from animals for they are there to teach you the way of life. There is a wealth of knowledge that is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature. They studied the lessons to be learned from animals. Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen.
A chopper drops its load on the right flank of a small veld fire on the slopes of Lions Head. Large resources were deployed immediately to contain the fire a long the urban-wildland interface, bringing the fire under control In less than an hour of firefighting efforts.
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We're proud to be working late making Christmas gifts for some California heroes. 🚒 So much gratitude in our hearts for all the firefighters working hard to keep us all safe this wildfire season. 🔥🔥🔥
As massive wildfires continue to rage in southern California, our satellites, people in space and aircraft are keeping an eye on the blazes from above. This data and imagery not only gives us a better view of the activity, but also helps first responders plan their course of action.
A prolonged spell of dry weather primed the area for major fires. Powerful Santa Ana winds fanned the flames and forecasters with the LA office of the National Weather Service warned that the region is in the midst of its strongest and longest Santa Ana wind event of the year. These winds are hot, dry and ferocious. They can whip a small brush fire into a raging inferno in just hours.
Astronaut Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade) shared these images from the International Space Station (@ISS) over the last two days showing the smoke plumes from space, saying "Thank you to all the first responders, firefighters, and citizens willing to help fight these California wildfires." Image credits: NASA/@AstroKomrade#wildfire#nasa#iss#spacestation#astropics#earth#california#fire#cafires#photooftheday#picoftheday#smoke#thomasfire#santaana#space
#THANKYOU to the firefighters and first responders working tirelessly to keep Californians safe during the destructive wildfires. As the fires continue to spread, please keep these emergency responders in your thoughts. For more information on how can help the victims of the SoCal fires, click the YOU CAN HELP highlighted story from our profile.
#UPDATE The #ThomasFire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties expanded by 2,500 acres overnight as the unrelenting blaze entered its ninth day Tuesday. Winds pushed the fire west overnight, increasing its total area to 234,200 acres. Fire officials said the blaze is making its way further into Santa Barbara County, threatening the communities of Carpenteria, Summerland, Montecito and surrounding areas. Firefighters are also prepared in case the fire moves closer toward the city of Fillmore. The @venturacountyfire Public Information Officer released this time lapse on Twitter, showing “the plume collapsing creating dangerous conditions.” Continuing coverage on Eyewitness News and at abc7.com. Video: VCFD PIO.
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Via @nbcnews: Surfers are shrouded in smoke-filled skies as the #ThomasFire threatens seaside communities near #Carpinteria, California on Tuesday. The fifth-largest #wildfire in #California history, and one of several burning around the state, has burned over 900 structures, at least 700 of them homes. And it has stretched across nearly 370 square miles of territory.
As the #fire straddling #SantaBarbara and Ventura counties entered its 10th day, crews had carved containment lines around one-quarter of it.
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