Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dodger game and Fires on Monday

As I had a long day at work I headed to the Dodger game early which was pretty cool. I got my friend down close enough to see the players warm-up and she got Andre Ethiers autograph, unfortunately she was trying to get Matt Kemps autograph but he hasn't been singing for anyone lately. She was happy to be that close though so it worked out.

The Dodgers made it interesting with two homeruns and tying up the game. We had to leave early though because I had school the next day and had to sleep. The game to say the least wasn't great and went extra innings that I was not there for.

As we are driving down the 2 my friend says lets go see some of the fires. Now I live close to the fire burning in Glendale, Pasadena, and La Cresenta and this whole time of burning mountains I have not seen any of it since I haven't been driving that way. I say okay since I am a journalist and up for seeing what is going on. We head to the Foothill and get off there and drive towards the fire it was crazy.

Last year I was in Fullerton during those fires, but I didn't see it during the night, so this was very crazy seeing the actual flames in their bright red orangie color. We headed up to La Cresenta street and seen that the block right before the mountain was evacuated already. We to some footage and pictures there and then headed about 2 blocks down to Pennsylvania Ave where we were right in front of the fire.

Hearing the reaction to the locals who were looking on was sad. One women said that the fire wasn't even burning here this morning it had moved south very fast.
other women notice that there was actual wind, which scared her because that meant the fire can move very quickly anywhere.

The most amazing thing seeing was this one big flame that started to and it was very high. It moved so fast up the hill, I had never seen anything like that before.

My heart goes out to those that are losing their homes and hope this fire ends soon!

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