Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Thoughts on the Fires Near Los Angeles
About three days later, we received word of a forest fire in that area.
As of the time I'm writing this, that fire is now 95% contained. But another fire, now commonly referred to as "the Station Fire," started about a day or two after that one, and is still raging out of control. While my wife and I were driving back home on Sunday from an anniversary dinner at Disneyland's Blue Bayou, we could see the flames poking out of the darkness. In the dozen years I've lived in Southern California, I've seen quite a few wildfires happen in the nearby mountains, but none have ever been so close as these, let alone so large. It's quite eerie.
current map of the flames, with highlights of what's happening. Prayers are appreciated.