Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Our Big Fire

This past weekend, as we were leaving the movie theatre, I thought I saw, through the trees, some smoke that looked suspicious. Sure enough, just up the road from our apartment, there was a huge grass fire in the Hollywood Hills just on our (the Valley) side of the big, famous HOLLYWOOD sign. It looked like a bomb had gone off.

Luckily, no one was hurt. And thanks to low winds, the firefighters managed to put it out before it got to any buildings. I hadn't realized, though, what it looked like on the Hollywood side of the hill until I saw this picture! What a shot!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How very frightening too. There are a few cottages along the ridge just up from the sign also. We used to live up there. And imagine, two little boys started that. I hope they have learned something.

James T in LA said...

I saw this from just north of LAX, it looked a lot closer there was so much smoke.
The accounts I read said it was started by teenagers (16 or 17?) from Indiana who were messing with fireworks.

Christine Bakke said...

Wow, that almost looks like something in a movie...

Glad everyone's OK

Mike said...

Well! That certainly looks rather apocalyptic!

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