Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A City In Flames

A scene from Iraq?

Nope. Try Los Angeles.
The winds were so strong that Freeman said embers were being blown as far as a quarter of a mile, and flames stretched up to 80 feet. Flames longer than 8 feet are considered virtually insurmountable, and Los Angeles County prohibits hand crews from approaching flames longer than 4 feet, according to Drew Smith, a county fire behaviorist.

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