VIDEO: Griffith Park fire observed

When I arrived at the command center this morning at 6:00 am, 600 acres of Griffith Park had burned. The Times and the LAFD now say it's over 800. For a look at what it's like below a fire department chopper dumping tons of water, watch the video. Also featured: Griffith Park-area City Councilman Tom LaBonge, LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, and LAFD Captain Carlos Calvillo.

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My cameraman Tommy Macker also shot some stills today. The first picture is me after being soaked by a water drop. More on Tommy's Flickr page.

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Macker Photo

LAO video edited by Alex Gans and photographed by Thomas Macker.

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