Last night I stood on my balcony in Downtown Los Angeles and saw the Station Fire burning in the hills. I jumped in my car and headed towards JPL. This time instead of robots trying to get out of the sand or high-tech radar systems, I would be photographing fire. A giant fire, making its way down towards NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory:
The Station Fire burns out of control separated by a single ridge above the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
After photographing the fire from below JPL, I decided to head up into the hills to shoot a bit closer to the action.
A firefighter waits for the Station Fire to cross the gully separating it from the home he is protecting.
A trio of dead yucca flowers stand ready to become fuel for the Station Fire.
Two firefighters watch the Station Fire in front of a basketball court below a massive mansion in the hills of La Cañada.
A group of firefighters prepare to battle the Station Fire blaze.
The Station Fire burns beside a substation below high-tension power lines carrying 250,000 volts.
A firefighter walks to his station beneath power lines above the Station Fire.
Two firefighters and a photographer (right) watch the Station Fire as it burns toward a substation.
A group of firefighters rest their legs while waiting for the Station Fire to cross a gully.
The station fire burns out of control below a soccer field with Los Angeles in the background.