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Press Release 07-158

Digital Eyes in the Sky Play Key Role in Battling Flames in Southern California

While staff evacuated, innovative local wireless network provided real-time images of the fires

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Image captured from the top of Lyons Peak, during the height of the Harris fire.

This shot from the real-time HPWREN-connected atop Lyons peak was taken and archived on 7:48am on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, during the height of the Harris fire, which burned almost 100,000 acres in San Diego County last week.

Credit: HPWREN, funded by National Science Foundation.


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HPWREN, when new, perched on a San Diego area mountaintop.

HPWREN, when new, perched on a San Diego area mountaintop.

Credit: HPWREN, Funded by the National Science Foundation


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