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Inside the daring helicopter flights that rescued 200 from a California fire

September 9, 2020

Off the Hawaii Adjutant General’s Facebook page

Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara, the Adjutant General had this posted on his Facebook page with these comments:

Our Brothers and Sisters from the CAL GUARD rescued trapped personnel during large California fire. Great job to the helicopter crews who saved many lives.


California National Guard photograph

From the ABC News website

The California National Guard helicopter crews that rescued more than 200 people from a fast-approaching forest fire this weekend have labeled the daring flights as the most dangerous of their careers.

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flew through a valley of intense smoke and embers to get to the dock where the frightened lakeside campers had gathered just 50 feet from the approaching fire.

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