This aerial footage was gathered for CBS Sports and their NFL Sunday pre-game feature on the town of Middletown, California.  The blaze, which started when a meth lab blew up on the other side of the mountain, destroyed approximately 12oo of the 2000 homes in this small, logging community.

Director of Photography: Lewis Estes
Pilot-in-charge: Richard Dobson
Assistant DP: Willard Baker
Project Manager: Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr.