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Part of my July 4th "light show"

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Jul 06, 2010 15:14 |  #1

I was doing my daily shot this weekend and was driving through the city of Vernon (in CA). As I headed down a street, I saw a power line blow up and fall to the ground (happened too quick to get a pic). However, I stuck around to get some shots of the police and fire as they showed up. I ended up not getting many shots, because I ended up talking to a friend that worked for the FD that responded to the call. But here is one of the shots I got before anyone else arrived.

That little black box on top of the car is a FLIR unit. You can see the power line laying on the sidewalk just behind the car and hanging down from the power pole to the left.

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Interesting location too. Just last week, right down the street from where this shot was taken, a man lost both of his legs while he was cleaning a meat grinder at a packing plant (external link).

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Jul 07, 2010 09:06 |  #2

Very interesting. First time I'v seen a "mobile" FLIR application. They just started using a camera system around here which interfaces with a computer to run all the licence plates that a police car passes to check for everything from stolen vehicles, to back child support by registered owner, to even over-due vehicle inspection! Pretty amazing. (external link)
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