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Old Nov 15, 2008, 6:33 PM   #1
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Not to be confused with the big Sylmar fire in Low Angeles County, This morning in Orange County a new fire started in Santa Ana Canyon near Corona. In a couple of hours the shifting Santa Ana winds blowing down the canyon drove the flames and flying embers about 20 miles to the West hopscotching through Yorba Linda to Brea, South to Anaheim Hills, and North into Chino Hills State Park. Homes are still burning in all these communities. As in all these fires, a lot of the remaining limited wildlife habitat is being destroyed. These are views from my home, some 20 miles to the Southeast, thankfully not in the canyon, but in the flatlands where the winds are not blowing.

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Old Nov 15, 2008, 6:35 PM   #2
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Old Nov 15, 2008, 6:40 PM   #3
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3 The view West
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Old Nov 15, 2008, 8:08 PM   #4
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thats got to be quite spooky seeing that from your house. does it smell bad?
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Old Nov 15, 2008, 8:18 PM   #5
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Glad you're safe, but feel for those who aren't. Very interesting pictures, but sad.

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Old Nov 15, 2008, 8:58 PM   #6
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Now this is getting close to my family. Guess I didn't see the news tonight to hear about this.

Thanks for the images and hope all stay safe.

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Old Nov 16, 2008, 12:09 AM   #7
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That first picture is very frightening, more than the other two to me. It was probably too much to expect to get to winter without some horrendous fires, but I had been hoping.

I've missed any type of photo op - I'm out of town this weekend. It'll be interesting to see if any of the smoke will be visible in the Antelope Valley (the other side of the mountains from where the fires are burning)? I'll find out tomorrow.
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Hope you continue to be safe and my sympathies to others not so lucky. Image no. 1 is eerie--the contrast of the smoke atop the bright blue sky makes for a haunting image!
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The fire was covered by the Swedish radio news, but thanks to you and this forum that was old news to me. Looks bad, but picturewise not bad at all. I agree with Jelpee on #1.

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Those fires are the main reason I never moved out there, along with the mud slides they had in the early seventies when I lived out there. My daughter lives in San Diego and I worry about her each year when the fire season comes around.

Keep safe, and we will all pray for the rain that will come soon or later to keep the fire danger down.

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