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October 29, 2003

Fire Quickies

Doc, having pulled some special duty on the LAPD mentions a couple interesting factiods.

Many cops are on 'firewatch'. For many this means trolling Mulholland Drive for illegally parked vehicles which would hinder or block the progress of emergency vehicles.

Some idiot tried to start a fire in Eaton Canyon in Altadena. They busted him right away. He was heard to mutter 'Don't put it out, it's beautiful'.

Civilians are transfixed by the fire and are literally drawn like moths. Several officers had drawn weapons on a looting suspect and a little old lady with her walker shuffled right through the circle of cops, just staring at the flames across the street.

KROQ has been cracking on the reporters whose van caught on fire as they tried desparately to get closer than anyone else. The reporter actually cried on the air about the loss. They put some other reporter in a wind tunnel to show viewers what 45 mph winds looked like.

Posted by mbowen at October 29, 2003 04:02 PM

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Re: the reporter. I read that there were several news crews who had to scramble but Chuck Henry's van wouldn't start.

Posted by: Justene at October 29, 2003 07:48 PM

I'm more inclined to believe he made that up not to sound like a total freaking moron. I'm only sorry that the firefighters had to risk their butts to get him out.

Posted by: john b at November 3, 2003 02:49 PM