Drone imagery helps tell story of Berry Creek and devastating North Complex Fire

Today in the Washington Post, drone imagery helps to tell the story of Berry Creek and the North Complex Fire that devastated the small town in California.

Drone imagery helps tell story of Berry Creek and devastating North Complex Fire

The Washington Post used drone imagery of Berry Creek School from GeoAcuity and the Butte County Sheriff’s Office as well as satellite images to explain how climate change is driving these uncontrollable and fast-moving wildfires.

The newspaper reports that before the North Complex Fire roared through, Berry Creek had been a “wonderful little community” of about 1,200 people, said Patsy Oxford, principal at the town’s lone school.

However, on the morning of September 8th, the North Complex Fire all but destroyed the small town after hurricane-force winds from the northeast made the fire rapidly move toward Berry Creek.

You can read the entire story here and learn more about what fuels these wildfires.

Drone imagery helps tell story of Berry Creek and devastating North Complex Fire

The Washington Post acquired the drone imagery of Berry Creek School from GeoAcuity and the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. The footage originated from a series collected by regional law enforcement agencies, including sheriff’s offices in Contra Costa and Alameda counties and the Stockton and San Leandro police departments.

 

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