Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Fire on the ridge

When strong winds and flames turned the dry underbrush on an Orange County, California, hillside into a raging inferno, I-Reporters pulled out their cameras and documented the disaster.

Most were cautious, sending us great shots of the blaze from safe distances. See their efforts in our Anaheim Hills wildfire gallery.

Ethan and Eve Brown of Yorba Linda, California actually ran toward the burning ridge to capture video of the fire. Eva took the video, while Ethan directed the shots, stopping 100 feet from the flames, just south of Serrano Road in Weir Canyon. The burning chaparral in the canyon crackled so loudly, Eva says that “the flames sounded like rushing water.” She said that “the wind was bad,” driving the fire in their direction. Three helicopters hovered overhead dumping water on the area, so the Browns say they were never in any imminent danger.

Watch their video of the fire on the ridge.
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