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Debra Wash shows the efforts of fixed wing craft to lay fire retardant across the ridges to stop the downhill westward push of two prongs of the fire. Firefighters reported what they call "spotting." Flying embers were starting smaller scattered fires.
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Chuck Noble caught this Frazier Mountain Park duck complaining to a goose about being chased from the pond by the firefighting helicopter. In the background you can see smoke from the fire to the north, on Tecuya Ridge. Noble used an 11mm lens, as he was coming from the new Frazier Park branch library opening Saturday, Oct. 22.
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Linda Curtis took this photo from North End Drive from her front yard, she writes, at about 1 p.m. She is photographing the ridge across the way with a long lens.
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Gary Meyer of The Mountain Enterprise shows the fire spilling down the western ridge, looking like a hot bleeding wound on the side of the mountain.
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Lance Borgstrom photographed this Sikorsky S-64 heli-tanker making a drop on the south edge of Tecuya Ridge, above Frazier Park.
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at 3:10 p.m.)—U.S. Forest Service firefighters and air resources have been brought in to stop the Tecuya Ridge fire northeast of Frazier Park. Here are additional photos from community reporters.
Joyce Garrett, Debra Wash, Chuck Noble, Linda Curtis, Tom Cadd, Carol Lee Weber, Kira and Kevin Fisher and Lance Borgstrom have sent update photos.
This is part of the October 21, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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