Simi Valley fire

Simi Valley fire

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Ordinarily a fire of 50,000 acres that had destroyed fifteen homes would be getting huge attention, but given the number and ferocity of the firestorms in Southern California, this Simi fire just gets mentioned with all the other fires.

The first photo is looking north across the San Fernando Valley (one of the few areas in SoCal still with unsmoky skies although that may not last much longer) from the Santa Monica mountains.

The second photo was taken much closer, from Chatsworth. I couldn’t get any closer because Topanga Cyn, a major secondary street, was gridlocked, probably due to the freeway closures on the 118.

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