New Fire Webcams Guard Backcountry

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010  |  Updated 8:28 AM PDT
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New Fire Webcams Guard Backcountry

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A U.S. Forest Service firefighter fights a fire.

New, high tech cameras will help firefighters better monitor wildfires in San Diego County.

16 cameras are being placed on Mount Woodson and Red Mountain, giving firefighters a 360-degree line of sight that extends for miles.

Firefighters say the powerful cameras will help them be more pro-active in fighting fires, by tracking where the fires are headed and assessing potential dangers.

The FireSight Project worked with UC San Diego to place its cameras in areas where firefighters saw the greatest need.

View cameras here.

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