One of the nations busiest freeways,
was shut down for hours.
Parts of the upscale neighborood
of Bel Air with multi-million dollar homes,
were in flames.
A drive into the 405 freeway,
as many put it,
is like a drive into hell.
Hundreds of firefighters are on the ground,
working around the clock,
trying to contain the flames
and making all efforts
to save homes and mansions
from being swallowed by the enormous flames.
From the hills in Los Angeles
to the beaches near Santa Barbara
hundreds of thousands are forced
There are 4 major separate wildfires burning:
the Creek Fire, the Rye Fire
with the biggest one the Thomas fire
in Ventura County
and the Skirball fire
in the Bel-Air area Los Angeles.
With Southern California's
incredibly dry condition,
no significant amount of rain
in over 3 months,
plus the strong winds,
wildfires are nowhere to stop
At least 70 thousand acres
are already devoured by the flames
feeding on dry thick brush.
One of humanities worst disasters
is definitely fire.
You can lose everything
in a matter of minutes
and so little thing to do
to contain it.
With your house burning,
so hard to stop the flames
and the smoke spreads rapidly
and threatening your breathing,
you can't breathe that easy actually,
and you can barely open your eyes
and nothing left to do except
to grope around,
finding your way out of the house
the soonest possible time.
Experience with fire
is the worst kind.
Panic is inevitable
in this situation.
You can't calm down even for a second
because your life is in danger
every single moment.
Your years and years of hardwork
will be lost right before your eyes.
Here in the Philippines,
people always say in times of fire,
that it's better to be robbed
than to lose all your belongings to fire.
It's easier to buy back your burnt belongings
than to rebuild a house
swallowed by fire.
Fire prevention should always be enforced
around and everywhere.
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