March 13, 2017: Since I started Gem City Images way back in 2007, the photos posted here have been (almost) exclusively of Monrovia. All my other photos have been posted to various social media sites like Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.

While that seemed like a good idea, in reality it led to a lack of consistency that was frustrating for me and made it hard to follow along with the latest photos.

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Even though Gem City Images refers to Monrovia, I decided to keep that as the blog name. No matter where I go, The Gem City is where it all started.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Refilling At The Sawpit Dam Helipad

The helipad had been set up as a refilling area for the helicopters fighting the Station fire.

6 comments:

Steffe said...

I saw a report saying that the temperature has fallen in the last day which is good news for all the fire fighters. Nice shot of the helicopter.

altadenahiker said...

so that's how they do it.

Keith said...

Steffe: The humidity is up , which helps fight the fire, but the temperature still gets over 100 degrees. I don't know how the firefighters do it.

Altadenahiker: It was quick and they made it look easy. Impressive.

pasadenaadjacent said...

I've always wanted to stand on that platform

Linda said...

Great action shot, but what a pity that it has to be happening.

Jimmy Seville said...

Best shot of helicopter i have ever seen. Nicely captured. Sky, and building top and helicopter combination make it super photo canvas

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