Foothill fire. Santa Clarita

Foothill fire. Santa Clarita

It was ignited when a red-tailed hawk flew into a power line, was electrocuted and its flaming body fell into brush left dry by years of little rain.

For someone not familiar with these mountains, “brush” probably means foliage 2-3 feet thigh. However the brush here, growing on steep mountainsides, can be 6-10 high, and is so thick that walking through it is virtually impossible. Currently this brush is absolutely tinder dry. 


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