Red flag warning success
SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- While California deals with its deadliest fire in history, this question: How was San Diego County able to dodge the ‘wildfire bullet’ during this week’s Santa Ana wind event with gusts recorded at 86 miles per hour?
San Diego Fire beefed up its ranks with ten extra brush engines during the red flag alert. Firefighting helicopters were also made available 24/7.
The thinking was like a military operation…as in to attack a fire with overwhelming force/resources. That’s exactly what happened at 5:10 pm on Wednesday when fires broke out in Sorrento Valley and Carmel Valley.
Because there was an aggressive attack from the ground and air, both fires were kept to less than one acre and knocked down in less than one hour….coming within fifty yards of homes.