2006 Esperanza Fire P2V Neptune airtanker about to drop
I discovered this in the wee hours this morning, 10/28/2012. Anybody seen this one before?
Hours after the Santa Ana-driven 2006 Esperanza Fire burnover that killed 5 firefighters unfortunately defending a non-defensible property, a P2V retardant bomber appears to be about to drop on a significant hot spot along a dozer line just east of Poppet Flats. As best as I can figure, the pink patch is large flames.... the target.... a spot fire from the main burn farther east.
33.844446N 116.845768W Imagery Date: 10/26/2006 Zoom in!