Fire on the mountain…

September 5, 2005

“Fire on the mountain, run boys run!” — Devil Went Down To Georgia, Charlie Daniels Band

The mountain behind my house is on fire tonight.

ForestFire20050905

The fire looks to be burning up the slope, which is normal, and by the time of this writing it had already burned over the ridge. My digital camera can only do a 4 second exposure so it isn’t a great shot and the lights in the foreground give a false impression of location; the fire is actually half way up the mountain, probably 5 miles from those lights.

Still, it is very pretty in the darkness. Quite surreal; it looks like a volcanic vent opened up in the middle of the night sky.

Update: Another image

ForestFire20050905A

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