My favorite snippet from all of the Griffith Park fire coverage comes from the LA Times‘ blow-by-blow blog of last night’s blaze:
Stephen Halbert had been standing outside his home at 8 p.m. Tuesday watching the glow of the fire grow closer and redder when neighbor Kirstie Alley drove up and told him to leave. He grabbed his cats and his computer and jumped in his black Prius.
I can picture the scene: Kirstie Alley, mascara streaming from her stinging eyes, screeching round the corner in a car piled high with the few possessions she could grab – boxes and boxes of Jenny Craig frozen ready-meals. “Get out! Get out!” she screams, before catching her neighbor ogling a box of Chocolate Cheesecake Bites that just slipped from her roof-rack. “What?” she cries defensively, before tearing off down the hill. “Jenny lets me eat cake!”
– Steven Corfe