Fire on the mountain

Well, there’s never a dull moment here in SoCal. If it’s not an earthquake (we’ve had several this summer), it’s a heat wave or a mudslide, or a forest fire. Today there’s a big fire burning in the foothills above APU. You can read about it here:

So far it doesn’t appear to be threatening APU or Pasadena, but the smoke is terrible–I can smell it even though I’m indoors at work with the windows closed and the air conditioning on. Here’s a quick shot of the smoke over the hills behind the library (the quality isn’t very good since I used my Blackberry camera):

Fire in the foothills above APU

Fire in the foothills above APU

Pray that the firefighters are able to get it under control quickly. It’s supposed to be 100° with very low humidity today…

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