Holy Fire continues to grow

LAKE ELSINORE (KGTV) – The "Lake Effect" is changing the way fire crews fight the Holy Fire, adding more challenges to an already difficult battle.

In the neighborhoods that had a front porch view of the flames as they swept down the mountain, toward homes, families gathered to watch, as if it's a block party.

If you listen closely, the crackling sounds like a river, running over everything in it's path.

Overhead, planes and helicopters launch their assault from the air, punctuated with cheers from thankful neighbors. Some drops so close, it looks as if the plane is skimming the roofs.

"Everything is stacked against us except our ability to get our community out," Cal Fire Chief Geoff Pemberton said.

Pemberton said this summer has been nonstop for his crews, "our breaks are very short, they’re not what they used to be, the folks are tired, but they’re pulling up their bootstraps and they’re doing everything they can to protect…

Original published: 2018-08-10 05:23:49 Read the full San Diego News here

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