Video Above: Rocky captured and posted some video of the Palo Alto Fire near our office (well right across the street) there’s no audio, but you’re welcome to make your own helicopter sound effects, I did.
On Monday, during a meeting with Frank Gruber and Jen from AOL we started to smell smoke. At first I thought it was incense but then one of our colleagues came into the room declaring “The Stanford dish hill is on fire!”. It’s warm right now in California, in fact a few hundred homes had burnt down in Tahoe this last week.
The Palo Alto hills were on fire, which are just across the street from PodTech offices. I saw Rocky and Scoble scramble out the door with a video camera (Although the natural reaction is to go the opposite way, video guys, go figure) and Rocky has put together some of the footage in the above player. If you want to know more details about the fire, Topix has some details has the details.
I took some pictures too, but Rocky’s got the real action. Citizen Media. What’s intersting is that Rocky’s video has more depth and detail than Fox News.