San Diego Fire Department Chief Tracy Jarman told reporters that a Martin Mars water bomber was expected to arrive this afternoon to help put out the blazes. The huge seaplane has the capacity to drop 7,200 gallons of retardant or water – WILL CARLESS in San Diego (via the NY Times).
(Um, what took so long?)
Up on YouTube - a video of the water bomber taking off and delivering its load.
More great reporting here, from Carless and other Voice of San Diego.org staffers.