Wake up call

It’s weird what sleep will do to you – when you hear a sustained rumble outside your window at 5am, you’re not sure at first if it’s your house, something outside, or just you. But upon waking, and realizing a helicopter has been hovering in one spot for 20 minutes, makes you wonder what the hell is going on. Freeway shooting? Bomb threat? No where to land at the hospital?

Nope. Fire.

I didn’t smell any smoke or hear any sirens while it was going on, but that copter decided to hover for 40 minutes before moving slightly south and allowing me to go back to sleep. It was enough of a fire for me to find a fine layer of ash on my car when I got out to go to work today. Click on the pictures below for a larger version.

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1 Comment so far

  1. Kyle (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 12:27 am

    After 9/11 when news helicopters were just being allowed back in the air, starting at about 5:30 in the morning they would be hovering over our house until around 9:00 and then from about 4:00 in the afternoon until 7:00. Why? Well, down here in San Diego county there were only 2 interchanges that they were really permitted to fly over when broadcasting and I live a hop, skip, and a jump from one of them. I still remember one morning I was leaning against the wall and it was as though I had rested my head on one of those foot massagers you’d see at the county fair.



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