ON THE COVER: Last Tuesday night, a blaze that became known as the Gap Fire ignited in the Goleta foothills. Throughout the following precarious days and nights, Indy staffers devoted themselves to covering every twist and turn of the blaze in an effort to get the community up-to-the-minute information. Pictured above are the reporters, editors, and photographers who watched the fire so you didn’t have to. Standing: Mike Gahagan, Ethan Stewart, Ray Ford, Matt Kettmann, Nick Welsh, Drew Mackie, Ben Preston, Martha Sadler, Eric Weldon, Paul Wellman, and Alex Abatie (with baby Max). Kneeling: Robert Le Blanc, Michelle Drown, Catherine Meagher, and John Goodman.