I just biked up through the burn area, marveling at how quickly L.A.’s finest were able to stomp on a raging urban brush fire that looked like this Tuesday night. Not one home lost, despite how close they were.
A firefighter I talked to said it could have been worse if the wind had been higher and commanders had not kept helitankers dropping water – 350 to 500 gallons at a time – until well after nightfall.
Next spring, expect this wasteland to be blooming … and pretty muddy.
See the Flickr set here of pictures from the burn area.
L.A. City Fire crews pack up and wait for release orders.
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