When the wildfires swept across San Diego County in May, firefighting helicopters were not far behind. Sheriff's ASTREA (helicopter unit) also took to the sky to help put out the flames.
One homeowner in Carlsbad captured dramatic moments on video as a fire raged close to homes. This video was given to the Sheriff's Department as a tribute to the pilots and deputies who helped protect homes and lives during the wildfires.
It's just the beginning of wildfire season here in San Diego County. To learn more on how you can prepare for any disaster, visit: ReadySanDiego.org.
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