Two sounds dominate my neighborhood this afternoon: copters and firetrucks!
I estimate it around a half mile from here.
You don’t have to look to know. The air is acrid with smoke, blown by our very strong and gusty Santa Ana winds.
I’ve been watching an Orange County Fire Authority chopper fly in, probably dropping water or retardant. He’s flying too low to see for sure.
Dangerous work. I can’t thank them enough.
More than likely this will be controlled. It’s a heavily populated area. There are scores of homes nearby.
In the meantime I’m here with Doppler, ready to go if we must.