I live just south of Portola Parkway; the intersection of Culver and Portola is closed and the firefighters have beaten back a bed of flame that threatened homes at the 261 and Portola Parkway.Ã‚Â All about 2 miles from my driveway.Ã‚Â
With several more hours of daylight available today and Santa Ana winds being forecast as dininishing overnight, I believe we will dodge this bullet.
But we can all use your prayers today for the safety of the firefighters.
For those reporters, editorial writers and bloggers from the center-right (and mostly the far right), and you know who you are, your notes to think of firefighters today in the face of danger ring a little hollow to me.Ã‚Â Aren’t you the ones who always rail against the unions that negotiate their contracts and don’t you usually imply these people make too much.Ã‚Â That is until hell comes to earth and the homes and lives of your neighbors are at risk. Or maybe its your home and the lives of your children at risk.
Look at the pictures of the fire and the videos and ask yourself, how much money would you take to walk into an inferno to save the lives and homes of a stranger?