Hot Shots 7/13

VENTURA COUNTY, CA, MAY 1, 2013 – A Ventura County Fire Department/Sheriff Department helicopter makes a water drop in Hidden Valley behind million-dollar homes on Protrero Canyon Road as a forest fire burned a large area in the county. Forest fuel moistures were at critical levels in Southern California, two months ahead of schedule, and strong northeast winds plagued California on May 1 and May 2.

Photo by Jeff Zimmerman


LOS ANGELES, CA, APRIL 16, 2013 – Three people were burned to death and one person was injured when the vehicle they were in struck a cement light standard and burst into flames in South Los Angeles. Firefighters from Engine 57 battle the flames.

Photo by Rick McClure/EPN


NORTHBOROUGH, MA, APRIL 13, 2013 – An early-evening fire went to three alarms to request additional manpower and apparatus needed to save the fire building. Five towns responded.

Photo by Roger B. Conant


NEW ORLEANS, LA, APRIL 3, 2013 – Firefighters attack a three-alarm fire in a two-story, brick-and-tin warehouse containing insulation. The fire was well involved on arrival of first-due Squirt 16 and destroyed the building. A total collapse occurred.

Photo by Chris E. Mickal