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Smoke and whatnot

Didn't think to get my camera out and it's after dark now so no pictures, however as I drove back from the grocery, I looked up and the clouds to the east looked almost like a volcanic eruption, with the top deck being the right color for water clouds, but kinda "hard" and cobbly around the edges like ash, and darker smoke rising from beneath. It looked so close I went inside and turned on the TV to see if some idiot had set fire to Griffith Park again. As usual, if you want local news the news stations were all reporting on things on the other side of the planet, but the internet made it clear that no, it was just that the fire north of La Cañada Flintridge appears to be running wild and emitting a LOT of smoke. Which goodness knows is Bad Enough.

Ouch. Just checked Google News on the fire and we appear to have lost two firefighters in a ground vehicle crash. Not all the hazards come from the flames.

If there's anything as dramatic as that cloud was to photograph from here tomorrow (and frankly I hope there isn't) I'll try and include a picture.

Edit: Just found a google fire map - dunno how often or if it's updated.


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Aug. 31st, 2009 08:33 am (UTC)
We were down at Venice beach earlier and could see the huge plume of pink smoke clouds.

There was also a dolphin in the water, but that was unrelated.
Aug. 31st, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Maybe not. S/he was probably looking at the smoke and thinking, "Those silly humans are going to burn themselves to death."
Sep. 1st, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Long as she didn't add "So long, and thanks for all the fish."
Aug. 31st, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
I hope the fire stays far away from you and yours.
Sep. 1st, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
As you can see, you'd have to burn down half of Los Angeles to get here. One of many reasons I live here (along with the nice sea breezes, easy access to LAX, an emergency room right down the street...)
Sep. 1st, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
I love Google Maps.

I was wondering, if I zoomed in far enough, if I could see my old house from here... :D
Sep. 1st, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
You could with Google Earth. Assuming it's still there anyway (or was still there when the orbital photo was taken.)
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