Saturday, September 5, 2009

Super Scoopers snuffed out a small brushfire on Palos Verdes Peninsula

As I headed out of our garage on Thursday afternoon at around 5:20, two very low flying Super Scooper airplanes went by directly overhead. It seems that a car accident set off a small brush fire (at Crenshaw near Silver Spur) that was put out very quickly by helicopters and these airplanes which made two water drops.

I took the photo from an empty lot at corner of across from PV Art Center on Crenshaw Blvd, where a group of people gathered and cheered on the firefighters.

18 comments:

Antjas said...

What an amazing yet frightening sight to see. I can imagine that someone looking out their window might think that plane was about to crash. Just super!

Almost Precious said...

Amazing photo ! Your vantage point was perfection.

Saretta said...

Great action news shot! Sorry about the fires...

Vogon Poet said...

Great action shot, hope the fires are under control...

Lori Lynn said...

Oh, what a cool shot! That fire was just up the hill from our school.
LL

Tami said...

Cool shot!

colleenmc said...

wonderful shot, those guys did a wonderful job and I saw them as they flew over our house to race to the ocean for more water...great pilots!

Maya said...

Wow, great capture! You were obviously at the right place at the right time.

Bibi said...

I agree with Antjas. At first I thought that was an ill-fated aircraft. Thanks for the explanation, and heart-stopping photo.

Frank said...

Fantastic photo and thankfully they got that fire out before it grew and spread. Wow.

Nice shot!!!

Powell River Books said...

It always amazes me that the pilots can keep control of the planes when the take on such a heavy load. That's an amazing shot. - Margy

Jacob said...

That is a dramatic photo! Sure glad those planes can get to the scene in a hurry!

Lois said...

Oh wow, that is a great shot Tash! Good for them!

Cezar and Léia said...

What an unbelievable capture, so cool!
God bless you!
Cezar

Virginia said...

After all you have gone through out there, I'm sure even the smallest brush fire was disconcerting!
V

Marie-Noyale said...

WOOOW
That's low...

marley said...

They did a great job, no wonder there was cheering! It could have been a whole lot worse.

Buck said...

Excellent photo! We think of all in danger in southern California every day.