When I cover rain stories, I usually gripe and grumble about having to put on my rain gear. Once it's all on, I'm suddenly splashing around in puddles. It brings out the kid in all of us - especially - ahem - a few talented and sweet photographers named Vic and Eddie.
But as for fires, it always seems to be grueling. Here's to another day hoping no one else loses their home. That is the heartbreaking part. I can't imagine the pain and fear some families are experiencing right now.
I must add, the photos above weren't taken during a serious storm. Trust me. I live in a mudslide-prone canyon. Water can be just as treacherous. Eek.