: Los Angles in Hell

Sep 1st, 2009, 10:00 PM

Visible from space: The massive Californian wildfires encircling Los Angeles

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 2:21 AM on 02nd September 2009

* Eight deadly wildfires tearing through California
* Fire warnings extended into weekend
* 'It's just stuff': Residents returning to find 'the end of the world'

A deadly wildfire that has killed two firefighters and destroyed more than four dozen homes is inching closer to Los Angeles.

'This is a very angry fire that we're fighting right now,' U.S. Forest Service Cmdr. Mike Dietrich said last night. 'I'm not overly optimistic but yet at the same time, our firefighters are going to be taking every action to keep this fire from burning more destruction.'

Read more: California burning: 'Angry' Station Fire inches closer to Los Angeles as two firefighters die | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1210417/California-burning-Angry-Station-Fire-inches-closer-Los-Angeles-firefighters-die.html#ixzz0PuVlaBRD)

California burning: 'Angry' Station Fire inches closer to Los Angeles as two firefighters die | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1210417/California-burning-Angry-Station-Fire-inches-closer-Los-Angeles-firefighters-die.html)

look at the scale

this from space



Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:36 AM
I was in Los Angeles in May.. and you could see the smoke from Santa Barbara on the horizon.. couldn't imagine being there now. :eek:

Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:28 AM
I hope they can get the fires out, or as under control as possible before the windstorms start up.

Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:41 AM
Incredible pics, MacDoc. Everyone was hoping for some rain from the hurricane off the Baja coast, but that does not seem the case right now. I don't know what will stop that fire now. Let us hope and pray for the best for the people living there and the fire fighters who are risking their lives each hour of each day.

Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:00 AM

Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:10 AM
More - unreal

BBC NEWS | Americas | Schwarzenegger: We have 'fires, fires, fires' (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8232731.stm)

dozens of incredible photos here

Wildfires in Southern California - The Big Picture - Boston.com (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/09/wildfires_in_southern_californ.html)



how hot????.......enough to melt metal


there are many more photos.

Jason H
Sep 3rd, 2009, 12:24 AM

Not as exciting as the other images, but I took it myself!

I can now see the fires from where I'm staying just north of the city. It smells like a camp fire outside my door! Time to stock up on marshmallows and hot dogs!

Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:46 AM
A controlled burn that might have prevented the current LA wildfire was blocked by environmentalists worried about air quality........

The Associated Press: Feds didn't clear brush in wildfire area (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gNirrGO3UeJug3__BuGV2m6TzUIQD9AFHJG00)

"This brush was ready to explode," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, whose district overlaps the forest. "The environmentalists have gone to the extreme to prevent controlled burns, and as a result we have this catastrophe today."

Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:00 AM
Keeping the arsonist in jail would have as well...

Sep 7th, 2009, 06:16 PM
The Age Of Megafires - 60 Minutes - CBS News (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/19/60minutes/main3380176.shtml?tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel)

Sep 8th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Climate? In the case of LA, it is entirely about arsonists out to get a cheap thrill...

Sep 8th, 2009, 12:49 PM
The photos look like scenes out of the movie Volcano... yikes.