"So. Which one of you is suiting up and following these guys into the basement?" asked Brad Doell, a firefighter with the Lodi Fire Department, as he stood in front of a grill cooking up hot dogs.
Reporter Maggie Creamer and I looked at one another. She was wrestling with a video camera, tripod and notebook, and decked out in a dress and sandals fit for the mini-press conference we were waiting for.