HolyCoast: A Scene of Courage

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Scene of Courage

A terrifying shot from the fire right here in Orange County:

Here's the description of the photo from the Los Angeles Times:
Twelve firefighters are trapped atop a ridge off Santiago Canyon Road in Orange County after flames jumped the road. The blaze roared up the hillside and prompted the crew members to deploy their fire shelters. They were surrounded by burning brush, but they made it out alive. "We just remained calm, everyone did," one firefighter said after he was checked out by paramedics. All of the firefighters were treated at the scene and did not want to go to the hospital.
San Diego County is still way out of control with new areas being evacuated every couple of hours. With another day of winds expected, things are not going to get better right away. They have a major disaster working down there with over 374 square miles of the county burned since Sunday.

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