Fire and Smoke: Firefighting goes high-tech

Editor’s note: This is Part 4 of a five-day series on devastating wildfires and their effects on Southern Oregon done in partnership with KTVL Channel 10. Also see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Chris James watched the July 15 assault that pummeled southwest Oregon with 3,000 lightning strikes, starting 145 fires, unfold in great detail. But he wasn’t on a mountaintop or in a plane above the storm. His vantage point was a small room at the Oregon Department of Forestry offices in Central Point, where monitors broadcast the views of a 22-camera network.

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