Result? A parking lot full of firetrucks, a building gutted, and eight households homeless. I'm fine, but a bunch of my neighbors weren't nearly as lucky -- their building, a two story brick multiple-unit structure like the one beyond the pool, is totally gone.
No human lives lost, so far as anyone knows, but the fire spread so fast not everyone was able to grab their pets. Firetrucks are still in the parking lot up the hill, satellite trucks and media types in the lower parking lot, some perky blonde from the CBS affiliate preparing to do a stand-up live at 11 report close to my front door. I have no clue what caused the fire to spread as fast and as hot as it did, but it was definitely one of the most frightening things I've ever seen.
Update -- and here's the video from Channel 11.