Video of Tanker 89 dropping on the Still Fire
CAL FIRE posted a video online of one of their S-2T air tankers, T-89, dropping retardant on the Still Fire August 27 in Northern California. This is the first time we have been aware of video footage shot from an S-2T during a drop.
The audio is very loud in the video below.
Video from today’s Still Fire in Nevada County . Fire now 80% contained. Video from Cal Fire tanker 89. pic.twitter.com/x4FUJ14PmK
— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) August 28, 2022
We have posted videos shot from other tankers as they dropped, but they are most often filmed from the cockpit looking forward, such as from a Single Engine Air tanker and MAFFS. There are also videos shot from outside a C-130 and an RJ-85 looking to the rear as the drops were made.
The Still Fire, between Grass Valley and Auburn, burned 44 acres August 27, 2022 before the spread was stopped by firefighters on the ground and in the air.
Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Gaylene.