Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FIRE!

Today my 15 minute drive home took over an hour. There is a fire at the Tunnel. I was stuck with the fire on one side, ramps closed, helicopters dropping water, fire trucks everywhere. It was flat out scary. I kept calling Marty just to keep from crying.

The pictures are not great. I was heading due west late afternoon. I could not see what the camera saw because of the sun. All the white swirly stuff is smoke. There are dots in the smoke that are helicopters and other planes.

I still can taste smoke and my hair I am sure reeks of smoke. It looks like they have it under control. This is too close to the last Oakland Hills Fire. Hell, it is too damn close to my home and to friends' homes.


RAMP FULL OF FIRE TRUCKS AND FIRE FIGHTERS. THE HILL BEHIND IS BURNING.
MORE TRUCKS AND FIRE
SMOKE AND THE BLACK DOT IS THE HELICOPTER DROPPING WATER


SUN, SMOKE, AND HELICOPTER DROPPING WATER


WHITE STUFF IS SMOKE


MORE SMOKE



STILL LOTS OF SMOKE



I am always glad to get home. Today more so. This fire is still dangerous. We have high winds and very dry brush on the hill.





2 comments:

schadwen said...

Did no one ever teach you not to caps-type "Fire" in a crowded blog?

Janet A said...

When you panic, you panic.