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MFB would like to teach all Fire Departments how to put out fire faster with equipment and chemistry they have never used before. Equipment like tanker trucks that are pulling atomizing cannons and spray CitroTech™, the non-toxic fire inhibitor are now readily available for them in the western U.S. Water is not going to put out fires as fast as MFB CitroTech™ can. Fire Departments need to embrace new applied fire science that consumes less water to put out fires, especially now in critical drought conditions.

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A satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the active fire lines of the Hermits Peak wildfire, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, on 11 May. Photograph: AP

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Firefighters can mop up with 100 times less water with atomizing cannons spraying CitroTech and that would mean no chance of re-ignition and less toxic runoff.Photograph: Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images

GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Crews were battling two brush fires burning alongside the 118 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley Friday night, including one burning dangerously near homes.! The California Highway Patrol shut down several lanes of the eastbound side of the freeway near Granada Hills.

Fire Defense Commentary    Steve Conboy    May 17,  2022   

We all know it’s really early for our fire season and we’re all in awe of what we’ve already experienced,” said Dave Bales, commander on a New Mexico fire that is the largest burning in the US.

From a California hilltop where mansions with multimillion-dollar Pacific Ocean views were torched to remote New Mexico mountains burned by a month-old monster blaze, similar conditions set the stage for the fires, which fire crews are still fighting to contain. Exacerbated by the climate crisis, rising temperatures spurred dryness, turning parched vegetation into fuel. Gusty winds have complicated firefights, carrying embers and fanning the flames through the drought-stricken region.

As the unstoppable northern New Mexico wildfire chewed through more dense forest on Thursday, firefighters in the coastal community of Laguna Niguel doused charred and smoldering remains of 20 large homes that quickly went up in flames and forced a frantic evacuation.

“The sky, everything was orange. It looked like an inferno, so we just jumped in the car,” Sassan Darian said, as he recounted fleeing with his daughter and father while embers swirled around them. “My daughter said, ‘We’re on fire.’ There were sparks on her and we were patting ourselves down.”

Fire officials said there was not much they could do in recent days to stop the fast-moving flames burning in tinder-dry forests in the Sangre de Christo range. Fueled by overgrown mountainsides covered with ponderosa pine and other trees sucked dry of moisture over decades, the fire had burned across more than 270,440 acres – an area bigger than the city of Dallas, Texas – by Friday morning and was 30% contained.

Many of the homes claimed by the flames were built before fire-protective building codes, making them more vulnerable to embers. A sprawling estate selling for $9.9m had looked in real estate listings like a California dream: teeming with luxuries that included a two-level library, a “wellness wing” with sauna and steam room and a pool on a terrace overlooking scenic Laguna Beach. By nightfall, the mansion once photographed against a pastel sunset had morphed into a nightmare: its arched facade silhouetted against a glowing yellow sky as firefighters trained their hoses on the engulfed structure.

After the big flames died down on Thursday, the house was one of many smoking casualties marked off with yellow tape. In another driveway, a burned-out car rested on its rims. The steep surrounding hillsides were blackened and stripped of vegetation.

Mighty Fire Breaker wants to help all Fire Departments fight todays wildfires with better equipment that uses less water to eliminate fire ability to reignite. We are also out to help all fire departments and firefighters by promoting real no short cut proactive wildfire defense with out Locked-N-Loaded Systems. We depend on chemical science to lower the risk of loss and promote early evacuation after our systems are activated and deployed.