Kincade Fire, 23 October 2019
The moment of impact
Eyes in the sky fire on the ground
Early notification meant early response
In fact, the explosive fire growth was so clear from the data that the evacuation of a town 10 km away was ordered 20 minutes after ignition was reported. Importantly fire apparatus had not yet worked their way into the fire.
Early detection saves lives
The detection, reporting and action that was taken with the Kinkade fire is a drastic improvement to the currently used fire notification procedures.