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October 26, 2003


We're surrounded by fires. There are over 100,000 acres burnt or burning in Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. Down here at the beach the familiar pinkish brown haze is everywhere, ash has dirtied up everyone's car and the air is thick with the smell of burned brush.

IFR flights are cancelled. So if you are on radar, you're grounded. All the major airports are closed due to some damage to one of the radars. Winds are blowing so fiercely that air support to drop water is not happening.

What a difference a day makes.

Posted by mbowen at October 26, 2003 10:55 AM

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