Southern California in State of Emergency as Fires Rage
Our thoughts are with those of you in Southern California affected by the fires. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency as fires encroach on a set of important media communications towers atop Mount Wilson.
Whatever you do, don't try to ride out the fire in a hot tub: "While thousands have already fled the Station fire, two people who tried to ride out the firestorm in a backyard hot tub were critically burned. The pair in Big Tujunga Canyon, on the southwestern edge of the fire, 'completely underestimated the fire' and the hot tub provided 'no protection whatsoever,' Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Sunday."
A news report as well as a time-lapse video of plumes of smoke from the Station Fire over L.A., AFTER THE JUMP...