Short post, but couldn't resist throwing up a few self snaps at the scene today. Rode the bike to Station 17 and carpooled with Mayor Foster up to the Santiago Canyon fire. Lots of waiting for the LBC crew to be deployed. Their specialty is in protecting structures.
Rode with Rex Pritchard a director at LBFD, who was extremely good at explaining how to diagnose a fire by watching the wind and smoke signatures (grey and billowy is good = burning organic matter, no wind; flate smoke is bad = means winds pushing the flames, etc.,).
All in all, not a dull day.