It wouldn’t be late October in Orange County without the smell of smoke in the air. We always hope it’s coming from fireplaces on cool evenings, but today it’s from both the Esperanza Fire burning near Palm Springs, as well as a smaller fire near Rancho Santa Margarita. Around here, it likely won’t match these pictures I took this week in 2003 from Orange, however:

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And that’s a good thing. That was some creepy, “hell on Earth/end of days” style shit (there were fires in every county around OC that year – hundreds of thousands of acres burned). Here’s to clear air and a fire free Halloween!

1 Comment so far

  1. Mike Randall (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 9:15 pm

    Great, this is going to do wonders for my sinus.

    And with the soot in the air, I shouldn’t have gotten my car washed.

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