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Old 10-21-2007, 09:04 PM
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Malibu and other So. Calif. fires

Since 5:00 a.m. or so, whole chunks fo So. California have been on fire (one of our four seasons: fires, slides, earthquakes and riots).

There has been a steady line of fire air tankers (both heli and fixed wing) flying over my house on their way to the various hot spots.

At around 3:00 p.m. teh wind shifted direction and huge clouds of smoke flew in our direction. The sky darkened to the point where we had to turn on the interior lights.

Everything is covered with ashes.

Feels like we are downwind from a volcano, or in the middle of a battle zone.

I went to the market to buy some goodies and some people were wearing dust masks over their faces.

I hope that any of you who may be closer to the fire zone than I am are OK.

We are OK here, but earlier in the day there were some fires on a ridge above my home. Firegifghters made quick work of it, saving some homes, including a huge new house that was under construction.

The firefighters and the pilots are skilled, brave people. Thank God for them.
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