You can see the fire building up a head as we responded.
Yup... there's some work to get done... but where is the ranch? Is it threatened?
and the gates were open and ready... not a good sign...
This must be the place... Neverland...
You can see the fire approaching the ranch, but what was being threatened?
Mental Note: Good water supply... :D
There were many very valuable works of art all over the ranch. This is the main house.
Mental Note: Shake roofs... damn... also make note that what you are looking at is one of the coolest rides I have ever seen. You strap yourself into a F-16 cockpit that is built to fly 360˚, which means you fly upside down... kids love it, I hated it... This thing can burn in hell as far as I'm concerned...
There's some good defensible space, but it was weird seeing an empty theme park.
One of my favorite rides... the bumper cars...
By the time we arrived an ICP (incident Command Post) was set up and working.
This gives a pretty good perspective of how close the fire came to the ranch. You also might note the lack of actual firefighting photos... Needless to say, we were busy, so these pix are kind of before then after the fact. I'm sure you understand.
However, I must admit that I was very tempted to embellish here... but I didn't...
Helicopters were used to hit the head of the fire while dozers and hand crews attacked the flanks of the fire. Engine companies supported handcrews with handlines and water.
Rest In Peace Michael
Prior FFN post Re: Neverland FD