Fire, fire.

Photo by JT3 11 via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

I went out of town for less than 36 hours and all hell broke loose in Southern California. I took a crazy pic (which I'll post tomorrow) while I was driving up the 405 at 8:30am on Saturday morning, driving into the billowing smoke. I-5 was shut down along with basically every other major freeway in Southern California this weekend (14, 118, 210, 57, 91...) as fires exploded around the southland. It took me 8 1/2 hours to get to the bay area (for perspective, it only took me 5 hours and 15 mins to get home once the 5 reopened). So many homes lost. I hope everyone is safe!

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