Seeing Red, Los Angeles

The Santa Clarita brush fire, blazing over 4,050 hectares, has shrouded L.A. county in a dull haze. The sun appears red, the bruised clouds are tinged pink. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that midday’s 32 C heat has now dropped by five degrees. Whether the cool break is helping the firefighters with their massive undertaking, I don’t know. I hope so.

The latest news from CBS states:

10% containment

1,500 home evacuated

1 structure destroyed.

These photos were taken near Santa Monica, located 53 kilometers south of Santa Clarita, at 4.30 in the afternoon. When I returned to the same spot an hour later, the red sun had disappeared.

The word "apocalypse" is being overused so frequently today, it's in danger of turning into a cliche.

The word “apocalypse” has been used so much today, it’s in danger of becoming a cliche.

Firs against bruised skies.

Firs against bruised skies.

The streets are quiet.

The streets are quiet.

Going it solo.

Going it solo.

A patch of blue sky over Beverly Hills.

A patch of blue sky over Beverly Hills.

Groggy clouds.

Groggy clouds.

6 thoughts on “Seeing Red, Los Angeles

  1. Such a tragedy when these bush fires happen and homes are destroyed. I love your going solo image Marina. Lets hope the fires can be brought under control soon!

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