Speech to Text for Finding New Smoke in Smoke
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plan your day. con you look outside you probably can't see very much because of the smoke. crews at odf have to differentiate between this drift smoke and new smoke coming from fires. -nat- key board clicks our primary mission is to detect smoke as early as possible chris james is constantly looking through jackson and josephine county's 22 cameras for new smoke plumes. it's takeing photos in basically a 180 arc in the forest and it's taking those images approximately every two minutes the dense smoke makes it difficult we need to be able to find those fires when they are very small and that's a lot more challenging when you have this much drift smoke in the area james does have another piece of technology he can use when smoke is limiting visibility. what we do have is, we have the ability to use satellite heat detection's and try and find fires that way as well their system works. on monday james and his coworkers were able to find two fires in the dense smoke and report it to fire crews to handle right away. we take great pride in that. especially in our detection center is to find fires as small as possible that's our sole mission here leah says: the detection center plans to monitor this dry thunderstorm until it passes through in medford leah thompson newswatch 12 on the firewatch