Helicopter View: California Grass Fire

Sheriff’s helicopter helps contain grass fire



Contra Costa Sheriff – Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff STARR1 helicopter was recently requested to assist the fire department as it was attempting to contain a grass fire that was getting close to three homes near HWY 160, just north of the Antioch Bridge. STARR 1 responded to the area.

The fire, spreading fast due to high winds and flames, was less than 40 yards from a house.

STARR 1 landed and applied the 144 gallon fire bucket to the bottom of the helicopter.

STARR 1 dropped six buckets of water on the grass fire extinguishing the flames near the home.

STARR 1 continued to drop water on the fire for over 30 minutes.


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