Wordful Wednesday-Los Angeles Fires

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Around this time every year the hills surrounding the Los Angeles area catch fire to some extent or another.

This year is no exception.

Scary stuff.
Look at all this smoke that reminds us that somewhere very near fires are raging. Homes are being evacuated. Lives are being lost. Smoke is in the air and ash is raining down.


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    Momisodes says

    It is terrifying. I certainly remember those views, the air, and the anxiety when we lived in southern California. My father in law is in one of the affected areas now.

    I hope you all stay safe.

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    LifeAtTheCircus.com says

    Wow! It is always scary when stuff like that hits home. Makes you realize all we have and all we take for granted.

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    Honey Mommy says

    Wow! And I thought the smoke we have had blown into our area was nasty- at least it isn't scary!

    Hope you guys stay out of harm's way and that the fires can be put out soon!

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    ~Sandy~ says

    that is so scary. last time we were in CA we saw a lot of smoke due to the fires. that's definitely something you don't see in NJ. hoping for rain for you 🙂

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    scrappysue says

    if that was a sunset it would be beautiful, but it ain't, it's just plain scary. i was going to email you to see if you guys were ok – are the fires close?

    we had another earthquake (my computer started rocking at work!) and i thought of you 🙂

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    Octamom says

    Yikes, Girl. Keeping you in prayer, for safety and peace. Blessings to all those who are in the literal line of fire…


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    Elaine A. says

    I can't imagine what people in that area are going through. Prayers for your neighbors and everyone's safety…

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    Genny says

    That is close to home, Angie. We've had a fire up here in Auburn, but not like what you guys are seeing. Photos like that make me really appreciate those firefighters!

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    MOMMY-MOMO says

    yuck! My mom and sis are in the area you must be. have horrible air quality right now. We're in the south OC so out of the way. Hope you're not to close. Stay safe!

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    {Kiki} says

    Beautiful pictures, too bad it is under unfortunate circumstances. I hope you and your family remain safe. I have been watching the news each day and I hope the fires are contained soon. Too much devastation already. Take care.

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    girlytwins says

    It is so scary. We have so many friends effected by these fires. One of the fire fighters who died went to high school with us. Such a tragedy. Hope you are too affected.

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    Sera says

    It's so devastating. Last I heard there were 65 homes lost. I hope you are safe and sound and far from the immediate danger.

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    Erin says

    Hope you guys are all safe from any threat…I know we live a little ways from the fires but still are sufferring the smoke!

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    Masto Mama says

    I dont know if you remember me, I know we've left comments for each other in the past…do you live by the L.C. fire (paranthesis for privacy!)? I grew up there and my parents still live there. What a small world! My mom said the ash and smoke is bad…we're by camp pendleton and another fire started there today. Crazy and scary! I'll be praying for your family's safety and that they get it out soon.

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    Sara Elizabeth Bonds says

    That is so scary! It seems nowhere is safe from Mother Nature. On the Gulf we had to worry about hurricane season, here in Arkansas we worry about tornados, and you all have to worry about wild fires and earthquakes probably too, huh? Ack! No one can escape Mother Nature.

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    Masto Mama says

    Oops, I said parenthesis for protection and I meant abbreviation for protection. I guess I am more tired than I thought! : )

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    JamericanSpice says

    It is scary. I was just speaking with my SIL about this today and asking her how far away this was from where she was.

    Gotta whisper prayers.

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    parentingBYdummies says

    I remember growing up knowing the wildfires were around and not really realizing how close they actually were. I always just thought it made the clouds look pretty.

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    Allison says

    Stay safe!

    We are coming to Anaheim next week for the D23 convention and to visit Disneyland, so I guess I'll get to see this kind of stuff first hand. Scary!

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    Peterson Family says

    I hope that you and your friends and family all stay safe. That would be terrifying. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

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    MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner says

    Wow–those pictures are amazing and scary and really make you remember the tragedy here. Please, please, please be safe!

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    Stephanie says

    I've been watching this on the news and thinking about all of you. So scary….and so sad that lives are being lost. Is Valencia anywhere near the area?

    Hugs and prayers for everyone!

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    ShaRhonda says

    Very scary- we get wildfires also in Oklahoma but nothing to this extent! Please stay safe, my prayers are with you! BTW, I want to play along. My blog is private, but I would love to open it up to you!

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    pam says

    Every time I watch on tv, I get tears for the families who have lost so much. Keep safe, praying for the safety of so many!

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    Carrie says

    I completely understand and am praying!!

    We were living in San Diego during the wildfires 6 years ago. At one point the fires were only a few miles away from our apartment, but all the freeways were shut down so there was no getting out of the city! I still remember the smell of the thick smoke and the unbelievable sight of ash raining down so thick that the street lights came on at noon! Stay safe!!!

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    Amy says

    Those pictures bring back so many memories. I grew up in Temecula ( actually between Temecula and Winchester) we had a huge fire come through our place. We had to let all the animals go and tons of people came to save the house. It was so so scary. I will never forget it.

    God Bless those fireman and the people over there.

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    Mel Fraase says

    Wow, that is really frightening! I hope you all keep safe, I'll be praying for the homeowners and all the rescue and fire personnel!
    Hope its under control soon!

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    cewmont says

    Thanks for sharing. Sometimes from across the country, it just doesnt sink in as to how real all of that is. Hope your home remains safe!

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    Alyson, the 3 P's Mama says

    I'll keep you in my prayers. I remember them all too well after growing up in Orange County. Be safe!

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    CC says

    It is really scary 🙁 My grandparents and many of my classmates lost their homes in huge fire when I was in high school. I can't return to my hometown without seeing the damage/new construction all around.

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    Life with Kaishon says

    It is so sad Angie! One of my friends that is a school teacher there had to tell her students that the falling ash was not snow. I am praying for the families!

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    Aunt of 14 says

    Just wanted to leave a note to say Hi! I am using your idea of a geriatric peeping tom from Mama's Losing It. Come visit! 🙂

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    Michelle says

    Holy cow, I completely forgot today was Wednesday! Geeze, I had to whip up a WW!

    Anyhoo…we have been getting smoke down here too, but only enough to cause spectacular sunsets. I have a few of them on my 365 blog.

    I hope you all are far enough away. It seems that these wild fires are becoming way to common place.

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    I am Arizona; a person, not a place. says

    Scary!! Fires started in Greece the last few days we were there and they were threatening my husband's cousin's house. We could smell the smoke, but couldn't see the fire. Scary stuff!! Be safe!

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    Oysterblogger says

    its too bad that it has gotten so outa control. Hopefully the smoke is not irritating your eyes, nose throat etc… I am super sensitive to that and so if I pass through that kind of area My eyes go crazy for days or weeks afterward.
    Also I wonder if some of your freeways are closed etc…
    Not pretty.

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    Kelli @ writing the waves says

    Wow…I have family in the Southern California area. They have said how thick the smog is when those fires are raging. So scary. I hope the fires are completely contained soon.

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