|Hot shot crew this weekend on the Angeles National Forest - Cabin Fire. Photo: David McNew.|
The nation is now at Preparedness Level 5 - the highest rating given when fire conditions are severe and resources are stretched ultra thin. The US Forest Service is spending $100 million per week to fight fires, calling in our firefighting friends from around the globe and the military, and hitting the 7 million acres burned mark way too early.
Read more here. And a little more here - with vid.