Helicopters pluck 42 people, 5 dogs and cat from brink of California wildfire
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2 months ago

Helicopters pluck 42 people, 5 dogs and cat from brink of California wildfire

Helicopter pilot Pete Gavitte peered through his night vision goggles late Sunday as he approached a fast-growing wildfire near the California wine country town of Napa and instantly knew there was trouble ahead.
“We saw that it was actually really large, looked like a nuke had gone off or something,” said Gavitte, an 18-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol.As sirens blared from his helicopter, residents were grabbing their belongings and jumping into their cars to head down At

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