Fire and Firefighting

(Otay Fire)

 

First signs of Otay fire from Sycamore Canyon (Sunday, October 26, 2003, 1:00 pm)                                       Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Closer view of huge chaparral smoke plume from Marron Valley Road in Dulzura                                             Photo by Joyce Schlachter

CDF fire crew from Los Angeles clear fire breaks midway up on Otay Mountain                                                Photo by Joyce Schlachter

View from Otay Truck Trail (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                                                           Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Stalled CDF fire truck on Otay Moutnain  (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                                 Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Otay Truck Trail (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                                                                             Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Little Cedar Canyon from Minnewawa Truck Trail (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                 Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Looking South into Mexico  (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                                                       Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Sycamore Canyon near Doghouse Junction (Sunday, October 26, 2003)    Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Otay Truck Trail, heading West (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                                                   Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Otay Truck Trail, heading West (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                                                   Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Otay Truck Trail, looking West (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                                                   Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Otay Truck Trail (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                                                                              Photo by Joyce Schlachter

 

Otay Truck Trail, heading West (Sunday, October 26, 2003)                                                                                   Photo by Joyce Schlachter 

Burned Tecate Cypress covered with ash near the summit                                                                                       Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Close-up of Tecate Cypress                                                                                                                              Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Afternoon sun filtered through thick smoke                                                                                                              Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Sycamore Canyon on fire                                                                                                                                               Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Lower Otay Reservoir (October 31, 2003)                                                                                        Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Lower Otay Reservoir (October 31, 2003)                                                                                        Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Otay Lakes Road, heading East  (Sunday, October 26, 20                                                                                        Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Photo by Earnie Grafton / Union-Tribune  
Flames creep towards new homes along the Otay Lakes area in Eastlake

Partially unburned westside of Otay Mountain, looking towards Otay Reservoir                                              Photo by Joyce Schlachter

Melted power line                                                                                                                                                            Photo by Joyce Schlachter

 

Photo Credits:

Grafton, E. (2003). Photo of Otay fire. San Diego-Union Tribune. Retrieved

Schlachter, J. (2003). Selected photos of Otay fire. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office).