Thompson Wildfire, Oroville, Calif., 3,000 acres in first 24-Hrs

Big fires are no longer big news; they are now daily news. The location of this one is interesting–Lake Oroville, north of Sacramento, California.

Blancolirio is a commercial pilot who lives in Northern California who provides reliable forensic information on various topics; usually aircraft-related, but he also covers regional emergencies. No exception is this initial report on the Thompson fire. His video links, maps, and news station clips are well chosen and helpful.

Yes, it is the same lake which experienced a damaged spillway in 2017.

The wildfire has already burned pretty much everything seen in the photo above–in less than 24-hrs. 3,000-plus acres.

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