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California Burning ... Again

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    From the sound of it, this has the potential to be the mother of all California wildfires.

    I spent some time up in the San Gabriels a few years ago. (Anyone from east of the 95th meridian who saw the Angeles National Forest would think it better named a national scrubland — no offense.) Even went up to Mount Wilson and took some awesome photos of the valley and downtown LA in the distance.


    The whole place also looked like one match would create an incredible inferno that would burn for miles, and that looks like the case. By tonight, 22 TV and 25 FM stations in LA could be off the air, not to mention emergency communications.


    The Google map on the page doesn't really do justice to how big this fire really is.
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  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    I am so glad I don't live there anymore.
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Daniel Miller: "Is this Hell?"

    Bob Diamond: "Actually, there is no Hell. Although I hear Los Angeles is getting pretty close.

  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I can confirm that Ryan Seacrest of KISS-FM was still on the air this morning.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    This is bad, and I haven't been out there, but 2003 was much, much worse. The entire mountainside from Big Bear to Ventura was burning then.
  6. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    I think we just solved the question of whether there is a God.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    You can watch the fire approaching ... if you can get in.

    As of seconds ago this cam works. Others have been crashed by high traffic.

  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Here's the live image.

  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Hell, 2007 was worse (than this year's, not '03.) The whole Southland seemed to be on fire then.

    Of course, it's only August. Still a long way to go before fire season is over here.
  10. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    We've been lucky so far in that there haven't been Santa Ana winds. If those were to pick up today, the Station fire might burn all the way to the ocean.
  11. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Wow. Can't see much, but that's a lot of smoke.
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Check out this footage

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