NV Seismological Lab Captures Time-Lapse Videos of Bison Fire
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While crews continue battling the Bison fire near Gardnerville, the Nevada Seismological Lab at UNR is tracking the fire to create time-lapse videos.
The videos have captured the progress of the Bison fire in real-time, allowing emergency personnel and the public to get a clearer sense of the state of the blaze.
Seismological Lab Director Graham Kent says the organization is building a network of cameras on mountaintops across the region to provide similar videography in the future.
In the past, actual fire watchers would man towers 24/7, on the lookout for flames and smoke. Now, these cameras, and the public, can do that work, even before a problem ignites.
"What we want to do is build more of a social media network so that people can look at the cameras during red flag days to basically be the modern, twenty-first-century fire watcher."
The Bison fire is 25 miles away from the lab's camera set-up, but each camera has a line-of-sight of about 30 miles or more.