Note: blurry due to iPhone zoomed-in image. This was the scene from Cortez Avenue in Atascadero of a brush fire off of Homestead Road in rural East Atascadero, CA. Note the CALFIRE S-2V dropping retardant across the left flank of the fire. This fire started on private property and before my eyes roared up the hill behind a private residence which will undoubtedly be paying a hefty fine plus expenses pending the results of the investigation by SLO Co. F.D./CALFIRE. From images in local media showing the entire burn area it appears to have scorched under 10 acres. Image taken with my iPhone (all rights reserved).