Station fire, Angeles NF, and one-inch hose

The Station fire started yesterday near the Angeles Crest Highway on the Angeles National Forest in southern California. As of 4 p.m. today it had burned 300 acres.

When I saw the photo below, of the firefighters on the Station fire pulling a 1″ hose, apparently to knock down the flare-up in the photo, it gave me pause.

Taking on the role of an arm-chair engine captain is always dangerous, but …. geeze. Put down the 1″ hose! Grab the 1-1/2″ pre-connect and attack the fire with some actual water!

Al Seib photo, August 27