The Mosquito Fire was active for just 50 just days in Placer and El Dorado Counties, burning a total of 76,788 acres. The incident destroyed 78 structures and damaged 13 more.
Mill and Mountain Incidents – September 2, 2022
The Mill Fire was active for 11 days burning 3,935 acres, destroying 118 structures and killing two people.
The Mountain Fire was active for 103 days burning 13,440 acres and destroying 4 structures, no one was killed during this incident.
Six Rivers Complex – August 5, 2022
The Six Rivers Lightning Complex was active for 88 days in Humboldt and Trinity Counties. This fire burned a total of 27, 019 acres, destroying 8 structures and injuring 5 firefighters.
Electra Incident – July 4, 2022
The Electra Fire was active in Calaveras and Amador Counties for a total of 120 days, burning a total 4,478 acres. 452 structures were threatened by this incident.
Oak Incident – July 22, 2022
The Oak Fire was active in Mariposa County for 102 days, burning a total of 19,244 acres and destroying 193 structures. 3 Firefighters were injured.
Courtney Aviation NIROPS fire mapping and live IR to ground teams
Courtney Aviation provides tactical aviation services including aerial Infrared mapping of California wildfires shared with ground crews and fire management teams. This video shows technology in action on the 2020 Apple fire.
Sequoia Fire Team Briefing
SQF Team swap last night used our live aerial IR. A step-stare camera flying a NIROPS mission at 17500 transmitted live NADIR high-resolution LWIR & RGB and NIR on to the bottom of a big war-room screen and simultaneously showed AI fire polygons instantly as...
The Bear-North column from 27,000′
The Bear-North column from 27,000 ft before collapsing and turning the next day into night. The smoke was too thick for long wave infrared and fire growth was about 5 mph. In the morning we were called out of bed to go underneath and map. ATT/FirstNet beam form...
Mapping Streaming with a Gimbal
2019-2020 FIRIS program mapped Initial attack (IA) fires in SoCal within 5 minutes of aircraft arrival and every 15 minutes until released. Courtney Aviation’s mapped with Tase 200 Gimbal by using geolocated photos in google earth this method enabled the quick...