Venice Fire

Spoke a little too soon. I was getting ready for bed when I heard a strange noise – sounded sort of like the dryer was on or something. I looked outside and saw a large conflagration a couple blocks away. I could see towers of flame well above the houses between us. I grabbed my camera (wrong lens for the occasion, but I was in a hurry) and jumped on my bike to get a closer look. I found a patch of brush, palm trees, and a garage or small home totally involved. Power lines and a transformer fuzzed and sparked and fell to the ground. The fire was high and hot and it moved quickly. I shot these pictures. I was worried the fire would spread quickly because the palm trees – some probably fifty feet high – were fully engulfed and spraying embers all over the area. A man jumped from the flames. A couple concerned residents were out with their garden hoses, doing what they could. The fire department was on scene within a few minutes and brought it under control very quickly. Thanks, dudes.

2 thoughts on “Venice Fire”

  1. just wanted to thank you for posting the fotos. that was across the street from my house- i woke up to what sounded like rain, and instead, outside my bedroom window, was a 50-ft tall blazing inferno. your fotos are a great documentary, and i’ve sent links to my people so your images can tell my story, which i fail to describe with words. thank you.

  2. just wanted to thank you for posting the fotos. that was across the street from my house- i woke up to what sounded like rain, and instead, outside my bedroom window, was a 50-ft tall blazing inferno. your fotos are a great documentary, and i’ve sent links to my people so your images can tell my story, which i fail to describe with words. thank you.

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