Saturday, November 15, 2008

California Fires

I live about 10 miles from the fires that are taking place in Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills (CA).
These pictures are from my front porch looking across the street. The last photograph is the same direction as in photograph #1 but 3 hours later.
Still seeing lots of blue skies. The Santa Ana winds are good for one thing. Cleaning the air. Not a good time for fires.
Directly across the street from me.

This photos (below) is behind my house at the same time I took the other pictures. It's about the time the fires in Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills were starting. This blue sky didn't last long.
This is at about 3:00 p.m. today.
This is at about 5:00 p.m. The air is thick, smelly and the ashes are everywhere. I watched the news and saw some beautiful homes burn down like match sticks. It is so sad. I can't imagine people leaving their homes, sitting in a hotel and watching the news to maybe see their home burning. It's got to be awful. God bless the firemen fighting these fires and the families who have left their homes and don't know what they'll go home to.


Conni said...

WOW!! That is amazing! Reminds me of the ash fall from Mt St Helens when it erupted in 1980.

Laura-IH said...

Yikes, Liz! That's scary! Stay safe!