We could get all those super secret government jets diverted away from their chem-trail duties to do water bombs for a while :p
But in seriousness, it is an unusual feeling, driving to work as if its a normal day, only the view to the port hills showing massive amounts of smoke. Similar to the events of the quakes, my own "daily routine" was not altered one little bit (which is fortunate I guess) so its like being a spectator and/or watching it happen "somewhere else".
Im sure the firefighters are doing their damndest to get things done. There will be a review, hopefully no fingers get unnecessarily pointed but if improvements can be made, then all well and good.