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New fire webcams guard backcountry

Postby caliguy2010 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:33 pm

http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=13397340

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County firefighters have a new weapon: Webcams.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday that about 50 webcams are broadcasting from mountaintops, including 16 high-resolution cameras installed over the past few weeks. The images are refreshed every two minutes.

The high-def cameras were installed for the fall fire season under the FireSight program. They're funded by a $36,000 grant from the county Board of Supervisors.

The cameras aren't monitored full-time but the public can view them online and firefighters can watch them when there are high-risk fire conditions such as Santa Ana winds.

The cameras are tied into a research network at the University of California, San Diego, which has webcams at other county sites.
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