I will let the pictures speak for themselves. You will see that our emergency responders were AMAZING. Firefighters, tanker planes, helicopters, bulldozers ... all amazing. Not a single building burned. They stayed on site for a week after. They patrolled (from rim & helicopter) for another week after that. Cameras installed at strategic spots for future continual overseeing.
View from our backyard, 1:30pm, June 2. (note: all pics iPhone)
Not much distracts the dude from his writing ...
It was about this time when the sheriff department began evacuating our neighborhood. (evacuation was lifted about 4 hours later).
The morning after ... what the hills looked like (a little charred and fire-retardant-red).
And what our streets looked like (a constant - WELCOME - parade of firetrucks).
A few days later, when we resumed our usual walk-the-dog-dude around the university ...
One week after the fire. The canyon was re-opened to hikers, bikers, etc. I was so happy to see the old historic ranch fencing still stood!
Anywhooo, summary story: kids playing with fire in dry canyon = bad. Firefighters = awesome.
So grateful this fire was contained as effectively as it was.