Crews use drip torches, firefighting pistols to help contain County Fire

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Cal Fire says it's using special equipment, including drip torches and firefighting pistols to help contain County Fire in Yolo-Napa counties.

More than 2,800 firefighters are doing everything they can to get a handle of the County Fire. It's burning across parts of Yolo and Napa counties, east of Lake Berryessa.

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"Crews are taking advance of favorable weather conditions and conducting a firing operation", said Jordan Motta, a fire captain and Cal Fire spokesman.

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Motta says crews are using special equipment, including drip torches and pistols to fight the fire. The department posted a video on its Twitter page to explain.


"What they'll be using is drip torches and pistols, which shoot a firing device, to help us take away fuel from the main fire," said Motta. "That allows us to burn in a more controlled fashion."

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Cal Fire says this special firing operation will continue as long as conditions allow. The County Fire has been burning since June 30, 2018.
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