not here, not ever
Watching it, I thought, holy shit, I have never seen anything in my life like that. Well, not since I was driving through a burning rain forest, that got kind of out of hand and being in an open top jeep did not help but — no. Not here. Not ever. Then I asked my second father, Have you seen anything like this? He grew up here too, moreso than I did since we moved all the time when I was a kid. And also he is older than I am so you know, has seen more. And he said no. Not here. Not ever. And now newspapers say it. Which are probably run by people who were not even born here and did not grow up here. But they have charts and graphs. And they say, No. Not here. Not ever. Not like this.
*as of 9 pm sept 2 shambala preserve is holding
*mt. wilson observatory webcam is down
*at this posting 150,000 acres burned
*my thanks to the firemen and firewomen holding the line, you are the reason the entire los angeles basin is not in flames