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Well shit.

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There is a very fast moving brushfire a few miles away from my house. It just crested the mountains earlier and is getting a bit closer. There haven't been evacuations called yet where I live, and hopefully there won't need to be any.

A few photos of the fire and smoke around my house right now.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/...

UPDATE: The fire has been dissipated, and I'm safe.

" Golden rays of the glorious sunshine, sending down such a blood-red light.
Now the animals slowly retreat to the shadows, out of sight.
Arid winds blow across the mountains, giving flight to the birds of prey.
In the distance machines come to transform Eden, day by day.
Only love is with us now, something warm and pure,
Find the peace within ourselves, no need for a cure!
When the wind is slow, and the fire's hot, the vulture waits to see what rots!
Oh how pretty, all the scenery; this is nature's sacrifice!
When the air blows through with a brisk attack, the reptile tail, ripped from its back!
When the sun sets, we will not forget the Red Sun over paradise!
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Added: 5 years, 3 months ago
 
Wakka
5 years, 3 months ago
Dam man i had a close call like that this summer as well. hopefully things turn out good for you.
Lost
5 years, 3 months ago
Back in 2004, my high school was extremely close to the September fire that consumed a massive swath of land. It looked like Hell on Earth. The sky was an unnatural blood red with dark grey clouds, and it snowed ash all over the school, covering every inch of exposed ground.

This fire's nowhere close to that magnitude, but it does bring back those memories.
Wakka
5 years, 3 months ago
Yeah i hear ya there. its freaky as heck to see one getting closer and closer. :/
ButtercupSaiyan
5 years, 3 months ago
Scary...
Lost
5 years, 3 months ago
And now it's at the base of the mountain. Fortunately, I live almost literally right next to Lake Elsinore, and it stands between me and the fire, so I have that going for me.

Also, they just sent in the DC-10, which is this fuck-off massive firefighting plane converted from an airliner. It literally flew low over the house a few minutes ago as it made its approach to the fire to dump the entire lake over it.
soggymaster
5 years, 3 months ago
Oh wow, Elsinore?  Guess any plans I might have had to go visit Pechanga or Pala while down here is a bit out of the question... :/

Hopefully you and your stuff will be okay.
Lost
5 years, 3 months ago
Pechanga is 15 miles south of me at least, and the fire is in the opposite direction less than a mile from me. They are nowhere near the fire.
soggymaster
5 years, 3 months ago
Ah, I'm more concerned about the 15 corridor than anything else.
Kuto
5 years, 3 months ago
Reminds me of the flash fires in Arizona that would happen sometimes, Scary stuff.
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