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Peter Hicks
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Posted: 06 December 2017 at 2:35pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Seriously, if you are in the LA Region, please look after yourself and your loved ones.

(Edited for topic. óTim)

Edited by Tim O'Neill on 07 December 2017 at 9:32am
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Rick Senger
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Posted: 06 December 2017 at 2:54pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I saw a freeway sign for a second, but after that, the screen went all green?

Here's a photo of Six Flags Amusement Park in Valencia, CA taken by a friend yesterday... the fires have been licking right up to its doorstep, along with the Getty Center in Bel Air.  Hundreds of homes in Ventura, Santa Clarita and San Bernadino have been lost already and it looks like containment could be four or more days away.

Edited by Rick Senger on 06 December 2017 at 3:22pm
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 06 December 2017 at 7:25pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Looks like a painting. I like it.
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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 07 December 2017 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I find the wildfires horrifying - Itís something I have never become accustomed to.  We have fires in Sylmar, Santa Clarita, and of course the Skirball Center/Getty Center fire that was a constant presence yesterday and continues today.

Wildfires used to seem like something that happened in remote areas, but earlier this year the Verdugo Mountains above Burbank burned, and that is the most familiar mountain range to me.  Iíve been hiking it and seeing it for 25 years.  To see it on fire was gut wrenching.  Those feelings all came back yesterday. The Getty Center fire and smoke yesterday makes it so immediate.

The truly terrible situation is in Ventura, where the fire races at rapid and seemingly unimaginable speed, destroying entire neighborhoods.

Before yesterday, the only fire I recall within Los Angeles city limits is when Griffith Park burned years ago, and you could see it from the whole city.

Stay safe, everyone!

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