This is video of a DC-10 dropping a payload of retardant material over Silverado Canyon, CA, was posted Sunday. Believe it not a piece of metal used to protect a vegetable garden is suspected of starting the blaze.
HERE is what the LA Times had to say about it.
“Unfortunately, over time, the sun had reflected off the metal,” he said, and like a magnifying glass, the concentrated heat sparked a fire in the surrounding wood and leaves, which had become tinder dry due to drought-like conditions.
“The fire basically started to burn in the vegetable garden, spread, and ran up the hill,” Concialdi said. “The homeowner called 911, grabbed the hose, and other neighbors grabbed hoses and tried to help too.”