September 2, 2020
Fisch believed the fires spared some of the region’s famous vineyards because “they were just too green to burn.” The company’s three TH60 rigs have worked many years to keep those vineyards thriving and productive. It was as if the vineyard was returning the favor.
The vineyards were not a sufficient firebreak to stop the fire from advancing, however.
The new rig was configured differently from the standard 2000-model rig it was replacing – although a basic TH60, Fisch said, gives his drillers everything they need to drill for customers in their service area and meet California’s environmental requirements.