We've been wild fire watching the last few days. No, we're not in any danger except from smoke and ashes in the air. We've spent a lot of time in that area though, visiting with friends, competing in horse shows and a couple of decades ago, doing rescue work during another fire.
More than 1,000 firefighters were getting the upper hand on a massive brush fire burning in the Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga and Burbank areas Sunday that is considered to be the largest blaze in the history of the city of Los Angeles.
The La Tuna fire was 30 percent contained Sunday evening and had burned an estimated 7,003 acres, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.
We watched the planes and helicopters fly over on their way to fill up and on their way back to drop their loads. Today, the smoke was thinner and we could breathe better. It rained a bit last night and today, which helped the fire fighters a lot. On the news tonight, they were thanking the residents for all the water and food that filled their stations and fire control center. We're immensely grateful for not only our own firefighters but also for all those who travel a long distance to help.