Friday, March 1, 2013

Initial Fire Attack Video With Surprise Ending

A Mutual Aid unit covering a Riverside City station picked up this fire. Video shows initial stretch, attack and a surprise towards the end of the video.  A good recovery follows.

The video should have been continued for another several minutes, but as this was the photographer's first time that he had ever shot video with his well-used DSLR, he slipped back into his comfort zone and reverted to shooting stills. He's kind of a wuss that way.

Nice work by several MUA cover crews and city units on this, not to mention the help from above.

Thanks for reading,



  1. That's fun!

    I'll be darned if I can figure out what it is that's burning. Is that (or, rather, was that) a ginormous RV?

  2. Sure wish I could have heard the comment of the FF with the nozzle when he got rained on....

  3. Wayne - That is (was) one of those large fifth wheel toy haulers. They are pretty popular around her with the sand buggy and four-wheeler crowd.

    Poppylvr _ I hope to see that crew in the next week or so. I'll ask him what his initial reaction was.

    Thanks for the comments.

  4. Was that a master stream or something blowing from the trailer?

  5. Joe Lowry - Actually, that was a drop from a light helicopter. I don't believe he saw it coming either!

    Thanks for the comment