The sun came through the smoke yesterday a sickly yellow and dropped ash over a number of the western FC cities. We drove by the fire twice, once in the early afternoon and again in the evening. Crossing the 134/2 interchange at around 9:30PM, the fire had grown explosively. Massive tongues of flame leapt up from the expanding fire, and it was readily apparent the fire was less contained than earlier in the day. Indeed, the latest tally claims more than 600 acres burned and there was concern the Greek Theatre might in jeopardy at points last night.
Our attempts at citizen journalism must end with that description and summary, however. Taking pictures in the dark while on a freeway is a recipe for blurriness, and we only came away with pictures that looked like a blend of Dali and Kandinsky.
So, for this one, we recommend the professionals blogging over at the LA Times. There has been fascinating documentation of the fire by Flickr users and blogging.la, which also posted this cool footage.