The Big Picture blog has collected the best of the news photos from our fires... these are amazing to see.
Of special note: #23, Mr. Hamm was racing to save his wife's favorite tree.
#36: It's bad enough to simply fight a fire with the heat and smoke and ash. But our firefighters often have to climb a mountain to get there... and check out all the gear they are carrying!
I've taken a bunch more pictures of the aftermath but have just rested this long weekend. Today is the first morning I could open the door and not feel like I was putting my head up a chimney. Yet our fire rages on...one front is due north of Sunland. 56 % contained...